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Conditioning reefs for the future
Date:12/7/2010

nt reef CO2 and temperature; the "B1" IPCC scenario of + 220ppm CO2 and +2C, and an extreme "A1FI" scenario of +640 ppm CO2, +4.5 C."

"In the eight months the FOCE system has been on the reef flat we have noticed the corals exposed to the higher CO2 levels look quite different. The types of algae are different and the growth rate of the coral appears to have slowed.

We expect to see similar results from the CCM experiments where reefal organisms respond to the dual influences of acidification and temperature."


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Contact: Robert Mackay-Wood
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Global Change Institute
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