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New publication on how calcifying algae persist under acidic conditions


In the new paper “Coralline algae in a naturally acidified ecosystem persist by marinating control of skeletal mineralogy and size”, Published in Proceedings of the Royal society B and co-authored by Fiorenza Micheli, the authors use the naturally occurring CO2 vents in the island of Ischia, Italy to test potential sub-lethal effects of ocean acidification on crustose coralline algae (CCA). CCA play an important role in ecosystems, creating settlement habitat for many species, stabilizing reefs and contributing to the carbon cycle of the ocean.

See the paper here.