Coast‐wide evidence of low pH amelioration by seagrass ecosystems

Ricart, A.M. et al., Global Change Biology

Coast‐wide evidence of low pH amelioration by seagrass ecosystems
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However, the dynamic variability of the coastal carbonate system has impeded generalization into whether seagrass aerobic metabolism ameliorates low pH on physiologically and ecologically relevant timescales. Here we present results of the most extensive study to date of pH modulation by seagrasses, spanning seven meadows (Zostera marina) and 1000 km of U.S. west coast over 6 years.

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