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Caldeira Lab

Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification

Rebecca Albright, Lilian Caldeira , Jessica Hosfelt, Lester Kwiatkowski, Jana K. Maclaren, Benjamin M. Mason, Yana Nebuchina, Aaron Ninokawa, Julia Pongratz, Katharine L. Ricke, Tanya Rivlin, Kenneth Schneider, Marine Sesboüé, Kathryn Shamberger, Jacob Silverman, Kennedy Wolfe, Kai Zhu, & Ken Caldeira


Albright, R., L. Caldeira, J. Hosfelt, L. Kwiatkowski, J. Maclaren, B. Mason, Y. Nebuchina, A. Ninokawa, J. Pongratz, K. Ricke, T. Rivlin, K. Schneider, M. Sesboüé, K. Shamberger, J. Silverman, K. Wolfe, K. Zhu, & K. Caldeira, 2016: Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature17155.

Photos

‘360 coral reef’

  • A healthy coral reef in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.          
  • Photo credit: David Kline

‘Dye over reef flat 1’

  • Experimental seawater flowing over the reef flat study site. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Rebecca Albright

‘Dye over reef flat 2’

  • Experimental seawater flowing over the reef flat study site. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Rebecca Albright

Experiment set-up_glass 1

  • Experimental set-up showing the tank of seawater and the reef flat study site.  
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Macro coral w snorkeler_one tree

  • Scientist assessing a healthy coral colony.
  • Photo credit: Aaron Ninokawa

Macro coral_one tree

  • Healthy coral colony at One Tree Reef in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

One Tree Aerial photo

  • Aerial photograph of One Tree Reef.
  • Photo credit: One Tree Island Research Station at the University of Sydney

Pumping dye onto reef flat 1

  • Research team pumping experimental seawater onto the reef flat. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Ben Mason

Pumping dye onto reef flat 2

  • Research team pumping experimental seawater onto the reef flat. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Ben Mason

Pumping dye onto reef flat 3

  • Research team working as experimental seawater is pumped onto the reef flat. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Rebecca Albright

Reef flat to lagoon 1

  • Reef flat study site at One Tree Reef, Australia.
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Reef flat to lagoon 2

  • Reef flat study site at One Tree Reef, Australia.
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Study site 1

  • Reef flat study site with experimental seawater flowing over the reef. A pink dye tracer was used to track the movement of seawater.
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Study site_experimental set-up_working 1

  • Research team working to pump experimental seawater over the reef flat study site. 
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Study site_experimental set-up_working 2

  • Research team working to pump experimental seawater over the reef flat study site. 
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira

Study site_island in back

  • Reef flat study site with the One Tree Island Research Station in the background.
  • Photo credit: Ken Caldeira