Coral Calcification and Ocean Acidification

Coral Calcification and Ocean Acidification

Anthropogenic CO2 emissions represent a massive reorganization of global carbon.  As this carbon invades the ocean it changes the acid-base chemistry of seawater impacting a…

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Seawater Transport During Coral Biomineralization

Seawater Transport During Coral Biomineralization

Coral build their skeletons from calcium and other ions in seawater.  What pathways control the transport of these ions? Furthermore, do these same pathways act…

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Explaining Trace Metal and Metal Isotope Variability in Coral

Explaining Trace Metal and Metal Isotope Variability in Coral

Models of coral biomineralization usually invoke a privileged space closed to the external environment, the calcifying fluid. Despite decades of microscopy and other approaches, the…

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