Research: Ocean Acidification Causing Coral 'Osteoporosis' on Iconic Reefs
Published:15 Sep.2020    Source:Sea Wanderer

Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals' ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate the effect of acidification from the effect of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth.

New research by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reveals the distinct impact ocean acidification is having on coral growth on some of the world's iconic reefs.