Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 20 Issue 02

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Volume 20, No. 2
Pages 188 - 195


What Corals are Dying to Tell Us About CO2 and Ocean Acidification

By Ken Caldeira  
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Emissions of carbon dioxide are causing the oceans to become more acidic. Recent experiments show that this ocean acidification threatens many ocean ecosystems. The ancient past may provide a cautionary tale, indicating what might happen if we change ocean chemistry too much too fast.


Caldeira, K. 2007. Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: What corals are dying to tell us about CO2 and ocean acidification. Oceanography 20(2):188–195, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.69.

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