Seaweed may be key to protecting coral from climate change - NZ study
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 21 January 2020
“A common seaweed could throw a lifeline to precious coral reefs, according to a new study from Victoria University of Wellington.
“This seaweed - called coralline algae - glues reefs together and helps protect them from erosion. Marine biologist Dr Christopher Cornwall said without it, reefs as we know it wouldn't exist.
“In a new study, published today in PLOS One, Dr Cornwall has found some species of this seaweed have built tolerance to acidification - an effect of climate change.”
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