Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 17, 423–439, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-423-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 423–439, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-423-2020

Research article 29 Jan 2020

Research article | 29 Jan 2020

Anomalies in the carbonate system of Red Sea coastal habitats

Kimberlee Baldry et al.

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Surface Carbonate Chemistry of the Red Sea (offshore and coastal) Kimberlee Baldry, Vincent Saderne, Daniel C. McCorkle, James H. Churchill, Susana Agustí, and Carlos M. Duarte https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.899850

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The carbon cycling of coastal ecosystems over large spatial scales is not well measured relative to the open ocean. In this study we measure the carbonate system in the three habitats, to measure ecosystem-driven changes compared to offshore waters. We find (1) 70 % of seagrass meadows and mangrove forests show large ecosystem-driven changes, and (2) mangrove forests show strong and consistent trends over large scales, while seagrass meadows display more variability.
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