Dataset: carbonate_chemistry
Deployment: lab_Carpenter_Moorea

Various experimental carbonate chemistry conditions used to observe effects of acidification on corals and calcified algae
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Robert Carpenter (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Dr Peter J Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Dr Steeve Comeau (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Danie Kinkade (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
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Carbonate chemistry components of various seawater treatments used during experiments involving the coral Porites rus and alga Hydrolithon onkodes.  These data are part of a larger data set containing light, dark, and mean calcification rates, which in turn are part of experiments performed during July-August 2011 in French Polynesia to test the effect of various concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate ions on the calcification of a coral and a calcifying alga.

Related References:

- Comeau, S., Carpenter, R. C., & Edmunds, P. J. (2013). Coral reef calcifiers buffer their response to ocean acidification using both bicarbonate and carbonate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1753), 20122374. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2374

Related datasets:

calcification rates - flume expt
carbonate chemistry - flume expt

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