Effects of ocean acidification on marine coccolithophores

Coccolithophores are single-celled algae and protists that are found throughout the surface euphotic zones of the world’s oceans. They contain chlorophyll, conduct photosynthesis and possess special plates or scales known as coccoliths, which they create via the process of calcification. This summary briefly reviews the results of several studies investigating how coccolithophores may be affected by ocean acidification in a CO2-enriched world of the future.

As indicated below, the findings of these several works challenge the alarmist view of ocean acidification espoused by the IPCC and others. Instead of experiencing great harm in response to future declines in oceanic pH predicted for the future, coccolithophores will likely adapt and possible even thrive under such changes.

CO2Science and Science Public Policy Institute 2015. Effects of ocean acidification on marine coccolithophores. Report.

1 Response to “Effects of ocean acidification on marine coccolithophores”

  1. 1 olgaanghelici 11 September 2015 at 12:22

    The goal of the OA-ICC news stream being to provide an unbiased view of the topic of ocean acidification, it is legitimate to post the news above. However, the readership must be aware of problems associated with the work reported. This report is anonymous and not peer-reviewed. Unfortunately, these are usual attributes of documents produced by the so-called SPPI and CO2 Science, leading to poor scientific quality and credibility.

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