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Iconic Reefs Suffering Coral “Osteoporosis” Due to Ocean Acidification – DivePhotoGuide.com

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The dual threat affecting reefs around the world—ocean acidification and warming ocean temperatures—is impinging on corals’ ability to build their skeletons. For scientists, the challenge has been to isolate the two effects. Now, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) say they can show the distinct impact on coral growth due to acidifying oceans.
The research work, just published in Geophysical Research Letters, reveals a 13% decline in the density of coral along Austral…

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