Baby coral suffering in acidic ocean

Human impact on the ocean’s acidity is threatening the survival of baby coral, forcing them to settle in undesirable locations.

Increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have made the oceans more acidic, disrupting the way coral reefs normally function.

Baby coral usually settle on rock-like seaweed called Titanoderma for life. However, with rising acidity levels the coral avoid the seaweed.

Read more at The University of Queensland