Ocean Acidification Hits Great Barrier Reef

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 14:28 in Biology & Nature

The largest coral reef system in the world--and the biggest sign of life on Earth, visible from space--is not growing like it used to. A sampling of 328 massive Porites coral (large structures resembling brains that are formed by tiny polyps) from across the 133,000-square-mile (344,000-square-kilometer) reef reveals that growth of these colonies has slowed by roughly 13 percent since 1990. [More]

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