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Acid in oceans will soon get to work on reefs

Thursday 1 Mar 18 9:00am

Bradley Eyre at work off Heron Island

 

MANY OF THE world’s coral reefs could begin to erode within 30 years as a result of increasing ocean acidity, according to new research.

Southern Cross University Professor Bradley Eyre and colleagues from the United States have found that the sands which provide material for the building and maintenance of coral reefs will begin to dissolve due to increasing ocean acidity.

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