Sneak Peek: Future of Coral Reefs in an Acidifying Ocean

Scientists don’t often get the opportunity to travel through time. But nestled among the beautiful coral reefs of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a place that provides a glimpse today of what could be the biggest future threat to coral reef survival: ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is occurring because the ocean has absorbed about a third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.