Monday, 3 March 2014

Reefs face extinction

A new paper published this week shows the effects of ocean acidification on the recruitment of a reef-building vermetid species. The study suggests that unless CO2emissions are reduced and conservation measures taken, these reefs are in danger of extinction within this century, with significant ecological and socioeconomic ramifications for coastal systems.

LINK: http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140228/srep04189/full/srep04189.html