Having seen a documentary of a reef system off the south west of Papua Guinea I realized that increased C02 does cause an increase in aquatic bottom weed growth.
Along the coral
reef system there was at one end a section where C02 was being forced up from the oceans floor in columns of C02 gas. The gas columns were caused by subterranean volcanic activity.
The documentary showed how this massive exposure to C02 caused substantial changes to the reef within close proximity to the gasious release. It killed off particular kinds of reef growth but surprise, surprise. The reef adapted and produced a sponge looking coral
that replaced the flowery looking coral.
What was also surprising with this super exposure to C02 was that within close proximity and inly a few metres away from the gasious outflows the coral was full of the traditional multi colored flowering coral.
At ine stage in the documentary the camera
panned away from the C02 affected coral and it showed a sea floor covered in lush heavily fish
populated, thick grass
. The commentator observed this sea growth was in the area affected directly by C02 and not in the unafected area. The commentator then moved in to say how damaging C02 was.
The documantary was trying to show the damage C02 has on the oceans. The reverse happened. It showed how adaptive natural coral systems are and that in fact C02 increases fish
Given that it is a consensus amongst scientists that increased C02 levels in the atmosphere have a greening affect, causing super growth of plants are we goung to see an increase in sea green grass
and plankton growth?
Are we observing the amazing rebalabcing and adaptive nature of our biosphere called earth?
What affect will the increased greenary including ibcreased plankton growth have on Whale populations?
What an amazing planet we live on.