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The need for new ocean conservation strategies in a high-carbon dioxide world

Nature Climate Change volume 2, pages 720724 (2012) | Download Citation

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The historically unprecedented threats to the marine environment posed by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide will probably require the use of unconventional, non-passive methods to conserve marine ecosystems. Soliciting such approaches and evaluating their cost, safety and effectiveness must be part of a robust ocean conservation and management plan going forward.

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  1. Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1150 High Street, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA

    • Greg H. Rau
  2. Carbon Management Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550, USA

    • Greg H. Rau
  3. The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii Field Office, 923 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA

    • Elizabeth L. McLeod
  4. Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia

    • Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

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