In-built mechanism allows coral to beat ocean acidification (audio)

Ocean acidification is caused by rising carbon dioxide and is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing the survival of reefs and coral. A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland has found that the Porites cylindrica variety of coral in the Heron Island Lagoon and the Great Barrier Reef, have an in-built mechanism that protects them in environments where there is a high fluctuation in ocean pH. To find out more Des Lawrence spoke to Lucy Georgiou from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Radio Adelaide, 18 October 2015. Audio.


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