Impact details: net increases in seagrass areas

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Guinotte, J. M., & Fabry, V. J. (2008). Ocean acidification and its potential effects on marine ecosystems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1134(1), 320-342. Global Seagrass ecosystems could be one of the few ecosystems that stand to benefit from increasing levels of CO2 in the seawater. Seagrasses are capable of dehydrating HCO-3, but many appear to use CO2 (aq) for at least 50% of their carbon requirements used for photosynthesis. It is probable that an increase in total seagrass area will lead to more favourable habitat and conditions for associated invertebrate and fish species. Future ocean acidification research needs include increased resources and efforts devoted to lab, mesocosm, and in situ experiments, all of which will aid in determining the biological responses of marine taxa to increased pCO2.

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