21 Feb 2019

Ocean acidification and the threat to coral reefs

From , 4:03 pm on 21 February 2019

Threats posed to Pacific Island countries by rapidly increasing acidification of the world's oceans have been discussed at a workshop in New Zealand.

The international expertise at the Commonwealth Ocean Acidification Action Group Workshop in Dunedin highlighted possibilities of adaptation by Pacific countries to this growing problem.

Rising marine acidity has a corrosive effect on the coral reefs which protect and feed Pacific countries.

Dominic Godfrey reports.

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