Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 18, 5117–5140, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5117-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5117–5140, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5117-2021

Research article 17 Sep 2021

Research article | 17 Sep 2021

The Bouraké semi-enclosed lagoon (New Caledonia) – a natural laboratory to study the lifelong adaptation of a coral reef ecosystem to extreme environmental conditions

Federica Maggioni et al.

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Based on current experimental evidence, climate change will affect up to 90 % of coral reefs worldwide. The originality of this study arises from our recent discovery of an exceptional study site where environmental conditions (temperature, pH, and oxygen) are even worse than those forecasted for the future. While these conditions are generally recognized as unfavorable for marine life, we found a rich and abundant coral reef thriving under such extreme environmental conditions.
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