TITLE

CORAL DECLINE WARNS OF OCEAN CHANGES: AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS

AUTHOR(S)
Presse, Agence France
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;1/8/2009, Issue 993, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the warnings associated with the slowing down of coral growth in Australia. Glenn De'ath, an Australian Institute of Marine Science researcher, stresses that strong evidences have been observed which cause the slow growth, which are a combination of warmer seas and higher acidity from increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The changes of coral marine growth caused extreme concerns in the world's best protected and managed coral reef ecosystem.
ACCESSION #
36427381

 

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