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Coral responses to ocean warming and acidification: Implications for future distribution of coral reefs in the South China Sea.
Mar Pollut Bull. 2019 Jan; 138:241-248.MP

Abstract

The annual sea surface temperature increased at a rate of 0.038 to 0.074 °C/year in recent decade, and pH decreased at a rate of 0.012-0.014/year in two coastal waters of the South China Sea. Therefore, a culture experiment was conducted to study the effects of acidification and warming on coral calcification rates. The calcification of three coral species were significantly reduced during the exposure to elevated CO2, while other three coral species were not significantly affected. The reef coral Pocillopora damicornis was resistant to high CO2, but was not able to survive during the exposure to 33 °C in our culture experiments. Our findings suggested that some corals might not survive in tropical areas if coral could not adapt to warming rapidly, and subtropical coastal waters with temperature of <30 °C will serve as refugia for the corals resistant to high CO2 at the end of this century.

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CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China.CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China.School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA.CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Tropical Marine Biological Research Station in Hainan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, China. Electronic address: huanghui@scsio.ac.cn.CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Tropical Marine Biological Research Station in Hainan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, China. Electronic address: whzhou@scsio.ac.cn.CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30660269

Citation

Yuan, Xiangcheng, et al. "Coral Responses to Ocean Warming and Acidification: Implications for Future Distribution of Coral Reefs in the South China Sea." Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 138, 2019, pp. 241-248.
Yuan X, Guo Y, Cai WJ, et al. Coral responses to ocean warming and acidification: Implications for future distribution of coral reefs in the South China Sea. Mar Pollut Bull. 2019;138:241-248.
Yuan, X., Guo, Y., Cai, W. J., Huang, H., Zhou, W., & Liu, S. (2019). Coral responses to ocean warming and acidification: Implications for future distribution of coral reefs in the South China Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 138, 241-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.053
Yuan X, et al. Coral Responses to Ocean Warming and Acidification: Implications for Future Distribution of Coral Reefs in the South China Sea. Mar Pollut Bull. 2019;138:241-248. PubMed PMID: 30660269.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Coral responses to ocean warming and acidification: Implications for future distribution of coral reefs in the South China Sea. AU - Yuan,Xiangcheng, AU - Guo,Yajuan, AU - Cai,Wei-Jun, AU - Huang,Hui, AU - Zhou,Weihua, AU - Liu,Sheng, Y1 - 2018/11/26/ PY - 2018/09/30/received PY - 2018/11/19/revised PY - 2018/11/21/accepted PY - 2019/1/21/entrez PY - 2019/1/21/pubmed PY - 2019/3/12/medline KW - Acidification KW - Coral KW - Refugia KW - The South China Sea KW - Warming SP - 241 EP - 248 JF - Marine pollution bulletin JO - Mar. Pollut. Bull. VL - 138 N2 - The annual sea surface temperature increased at a rate of 0.038 to 0.074 °C/year in recent decade, and pH decreased at a rate of 0.012-0.014/year in two coastal waters of the South China Sea. Therefore, a culture experiment was conducted to study the effects of acidification and warming on coral calcification rates. The calcification of three coral species were significantly reduced during the exposure to elevated CO2, while other three coral species were not significantly affected. The reef coral Pocillopora damicornis was resistant to high CO2, but was not able to survive during the exposure to 33 °C in our culture experiments. Our findings suggested that some corals might not survive in tropical areas if coral could not adapt to warming rapidly, and subtropical coastal waters with temperature of <30 °C will serve as refugia for the corals resistant to high CO2 at the end of this century. SN - 1879-3363 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30660269/Coral_responses_to_ocean_warming_and_acidification:_Implications_for_future_distribution_of_coral_reefs_in_the_South_China_Sea_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025-326X(18)30837-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -