publication . Conference object . 2016

Effects of ocean acidification on skeletal characteristics of a temperate coral at a CO2 vent system

Teixidó, N.; Ceccarelli, C.; Caroselli, E.; di Meglio, E.; Gambi, M. C.; Goffredo, S.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Ocean Acidification (OA) is predicted to have profound impacts on marine ecosystems because carbonate ions are an essential substrate for the biomineralization of shells and skeletons of calcifying marine organisms, from phytoplankton and corals to fishes1,2,3. Volcanic CO2 vent systems, where seawater is naturally acidified, offer a unique opportunity to investigate the response of benthic organisms and habitats to OA. The Ischia Island (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) offers a natural laboratory for OA studies, allowing us to investigate how a suite of habitats and species responds to acidification. A. calycularis is a Mediterranean endemic azooxanthellate coral. It is...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: ocean acidification, skeletal characteristics, temperate coral, CO2 vent system
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