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Acidification may halve coral class of 2050

Experiments suggest big drop in egg fertilization and larval settlement

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1:25pm, November 9, 2010

By midcentury, growing acidification of the world’s oceans may undermine sexual reproduction in elkhorn coral badly enough to halve the supply of youngsters settling down to build reef.

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