Future Effects of Ocean Acidification (IMAGE) University of Plymouth Caption At a site with a CO<sub>2</sub> concentration of 900ppm, corresponding to conditions predicted for 2100, the high CO<sub>2</sub> favors the growth of low profile algae that covers all the available substrate, and inhibits the growth of corals and other habitat forming species. This leads to a drastic decrease in biodiversity. Credit Marco Milazzo Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.