Welcome to Coral Week

Deep corals hold secrets just like the shallow ones. They have a lot in common, actually. We’ll write about that over the next 7 days during Coral Week at Deep Sea News.

The pH scale

Talk about the potential effects of ocean acidification on deep-sea corals has me wondering the case of acid rain in North American lakes. This is something we understand much better.

Will ocean acidification affect deep-water corals?

The global ocean has already taken up half of the atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by humans over the last 200 years, so the ongoing effects of climate change are dampened. That’s right, you can thank the ocean for saving the planet so far.

Science beyond borders

Corals don’t usually know what country they are living in, and those that do assure me that it does not affect their biology, just their politics.