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Coral reefs

Turning back time

An in situ experiment finds that reducing the acidity of the seawater surrounding a natural coral reef significantly increases reef calcification, suggesting that ocean acidification may already be slowing coral growth. See Letter p.362

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Figure 1: One Tree Reef in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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