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Natural Underwater Springs Show How Coral Reefs Respond to Ocean Acidification
Description: Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels reduces the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion. The results are from a study of corals growing where underwater springs naturally lower the pH of seawater. (The lower the pH, the more acidic.) [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 6/17/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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