Declining Calcification on the Great Barrier Reef
written by Ava - ReefTank Community Blog
I am very pleased that ReefTank are reflecting the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef - almost certainly caused by progessive ocean acidification. With up to 200,000 aquarists monitoring this blog, it is an important means of 'spreading the word' on the need for a reduction in CO2 emissions. The surfeit of atmospheric CO2 is absorbed by the world's oceans creating a dilute form of carbonic acid - the most likely cause of reef deteriorations globally. More than 4000 species of fish are dependent on coral reefs as a breeding ground, nursery and habitat. Their protection is vital if marine bio-diversity and marine food supplies for more than 1 billion people are to be protected.
The Reeftank community blog can be accessed by the link : http://www.thereeftank.com/blog/declining-coral-calcification-on-the-great-barrier-reef/
Monty Halls (Senior) Sec, SCCT