A volcanic coral reef

4 Jun 2021

A volcanic CO2 seep at Upa-Upasina Reef in Milne Bay Province (Normanby Island, Papua New Guinea). Pure CO2 bubbles out of the underneath volcano, dissolving in the surrounding seawater and creating an acidified environment like what is predicted to occur by the end of this century.

Credit: 
Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa (IRD, New Caledonia)

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