Monthly Archives: August 2014

New publication on seagrass responses to high CO2 / low pH conditions

We recently published an article in the journal PLoS ONE entitled “Impacts of Groundwater Discharge at Myora Springs (North Stradbroke Island, Australia) on the Phenolic Metabolism of Eelgrass, Zostera muelleri, and Grazing by the Juvenile Rabbitfish, Siganus fuscescens”.  This article describes the impact of natural “acid springs” on eelgrass meadows near North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.  The data support the findings we published from the Chesapeake Bay (USA) and Sicilian CO2 vent sites (Italy): high CO2/low pH conditions dramatically reduce soluble phenolic levels in seagrasses, often Continue reading →