Acidic waters may take a toll on marine plants
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Acidic waters may take a toll on marine plants

LA JOLLA – Warmer, acidic waters may take a toll on California’s coral-like algae, making it harder for young abalone to “settle down.” Jennifer Smith and her graduate students have, in laboratory experiments, observed slower growth rates among hard, crusty “calcifying” algae exposed to warmer, more acidic conditions. They have also observed faster growth in … Continue reading