• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Coralline algal structure is more sensitive to rate, rather than magnitude, of ocean acidification.
Kamenos, N.

When exposed to ocean acidification conditions (pH 7.7) for 80 days, coralline algae survived by increasing their calcification rates. However, those algae for which the pH had been dropped rapidly, rather than slowly and gradually, exhibited weaknesses in their calcite skeletons. (Laboratory study)

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