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…be like a coral and find nourishment from within—preferably with symbiotic algae! 
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Academics / General Science : Science Codex

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Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Climate change and ocean acidification are already having severe impacts on coral reef ecosystems. Warming oceans have caused corals to bleach, or expel their symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) with alarming frequency and severity and ...

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Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

It has been predicted that rates of coral calcification, as well as the photosynthetic rates of their symbiotic algae, will dramatically decline in response to what is typically referred to as an acidification of the world’s oceans,...

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Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

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Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

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