Seawater carbonate chemistry and composition of fouling communities from the South African west coast


This laboratory study assessed how cooling and acidification might affect fouling communities along the South African west coast. Communities were experimentally exposed to two temperatures, 13℃ (current) and 9℃ (cooling), and three pH treatments, 7.9 (current), 7.6 and 7.4, for 18 days. Cooling and acidification altered community structure.

In order to allow full comparability with other ocean acidification data sets, the R package seacarb (Gattuso et al, 2024) was used to compute a complete and consistent set of carbonate system variables, as described by Nisumaa et al. (2010). In this dataset the original values were archived in addition with the recalculated parameters (see related PI). The date of carbonate chemistry calculation by seacarb is 2024-04-22.

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Creator Matikinca, Phikolomzi; Robinson, Tamara B ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Yang, Yan
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 20416 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (17.961 LON, -30.027 LAT)