How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 33:  15 August 2012

Dying from Heat in a Warming World: Would you believe it's becoming less common?

Subject Index Summary
Floods (Asia): What do studies conducted in Asia reveal about the likelihood of global warming producing more frequent and severe floods?

Journal Reviews
Precipitation Extremes in Morocco: Have they become more frequent or severe over the past 45 years?

Winter Snow Accumulation in the Andes of Chile and Argentina: Has it recently become more extreme (either larger or smaller) in response to global warming?

The Roman Warm Period in Southwest Scotland: How did its summer temperatures compare with those of the late 20th century?

Plant Diversities on Sixty-Six Warming European Mountaintops: How did they change between 2001 and 2008?

Effects of Elevated CO2 and Warming on Photosynthesis in a Major Desert Biocrust Moss: What do the phenomena portend about the future productivity of earth's desert ecosystems?

Acidification Effects on Deep-Sea Corals and Other Megabenthos: Would you believe they are almost nil?

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Northern Star Coral [Astrangia poculata] (calcification rates of zooxanthellate colonies grown at 16°C). To access the entire database, click here.