Monoculture of Boulder Corals

Close to the volcanic CO2 seeps, the vast diversity of corals that exists in less-acidic waters is replaced by a "monoculture" of boulder corals. These are less fragile and better suited to life in acidic water. Read more about how reef scientist Laetitia Plaisance uses carbon dioxide seeps to study ocean acidification.

Tags: Corals
But closer to the CO2 seeps, the complex reef has been replaced by a “monoculture” of boulder corals.

Laetitia Plaisance