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What Would Happen to Coral Reefs in a High CO2 World?

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/what-would-happen-to-coral-reefs-in-a-high-co2-world/
Testing for changes in ocean chemistry.

Testing for changes in ocean chemistry.

Using coral growth records and measurements of changing ocean chemistry from increased atmospheric CO2, USGS scientists are providing a foundation for predicting future impacts of ocean acidification and sea-level rise to coral reefs.

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