A House Built on Sand: Coral Reef Foundations in a High CO2 World

The San Diego Wet Lab is hosting a lecture on climate change and ocean acidification on Tuesday February 7th from 630pm – 730pm at the La Jolla Riford Library.  Alyssa Finlay from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography will discuss the effects of elevated CO2 on the ocean ecosystem.

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Coral reefs are some of the most biologically diverse and naturally beautiful ecosystems on the planet. Ocean acidification (OA), the “other CO2 problem”, may have serious implications for the preservation of coral reefs. OA could negatively affect not only how corals grow, but also the foundations of coral sand upon which they grow and expand. Come learn about how studying the response of coral sand to OA could help us protect the future of these precious ecosystems.

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