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Ocean acidification: implications for coral reefs

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Title: Ocean acidification: implications for coral reefs
Year of publication: 2008
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Type of document: Brochure
Abstract: Acidification due to ocean uptake of carbon dioxide will have serious consequences for coral reefs worldwide over the course of this century. The surface ocean now absorbs up to 30 percent of the yearly emissions of carbon dioxide. The absorbed carbon dioxide dissolves in water through a well-understood chemical process, forming a weak acid that is decreasing the pH of the oceans.
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Rights: Copyright Commonwealth of Australia. This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
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