A coralline alga gains tolerance to ocean acidification over multiple generations of exposure

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0681-8

Crustose coralline algae help build coral reef structures through calcification, a process threatened under ocean acidification. Juvenile algae were highly sensitive on initial exposure to ocean acidification, but continued exposure over six generations showed a gain of tolerance.