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Florida Keys’ corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida...

New study shows some corals might adapt to climate changes

New research shows that not all corals respond the same to changes in climate. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and...

Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification?

Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in alleviating ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems, according to new work led by Carnegie's David Koweek...

Study shows ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life

Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned. Writing in Scientific...

How calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification?

New research suggests size is the main factor that predicts how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification. The findings, published in Global Change Biology, shed...

Coral tricks for adapting to ocean acidification

A process that changes the regulation of genes could help corals acclimatize to the impacts of global warming. Cells commonly control gene expression by adding...

Nutrient pollution makes ocean acidification worse for coral reefs

A study published recently by a team of researchers, alumni and students from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth...

Excess nutrients damage the most highly resilient corals

Over the last 30 years, 50% of the world's coral reefs have suffered significant damage due to climate change and acidification with the last...

Weeds take over kelp in high CO2 oceans

Weedy plants will thrive and displace long-lived, ecologically valuable kelp forests under forecast ocean acidification, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. Published in...

Internal control helps corals resist acidification

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have found that some...

Hunting squid slowed by rising carbon levels

  Scientists have found that high carbon dioxide levels cause squid to bungle attacks on their prey. PhD candidate Blake Spady from the ARC Centre of...

Herring could benefit from an altered food chain

  As soon as they start life, it's all about survival for juvenile young fish. They must learn to catch prey and to escape enemies....

Key biological mechanism is disrupted by ocean acidification

A team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)...

Ocean acidification from carbon dioxide slows coral growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, according to new research...

Coral reefs at risk of losing building material by end of century

A new study suggests that by 2050, most coral reefs around the world are at risk of experiencing constant depletion of one of their...