04 Sep '12, 4pm

Calcification rates by corals fall 44% on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

mongabay.com September 04, 2012 Calcification rates by reef-building coral communities on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have slowed by nearly half over the past 40 years, a sign that the world's coral reefs are facing a grave range of threats, reports a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences . The international team of researchers, led by Jacob Silverman of Israel's Institute for Oceanographic and Limnological Research, found that the rate of calcification among reef-building corals around One Tree Island decreased by 44 percent since the early 1970s. They suggest a couple of possibilities for the observed change: (1) an increase in damage caused by organisms like sea cucumbers that feed on reefs, or (2) the effects of rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification brought about by increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosp...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0904-gbr-calcification.html

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news.mongabay.com 05 Sep '12, 7pm

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Cycle Tour of Great Britian 2012

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