With it's rapid rate of generation, the coccolithophore was expected to adapt to the altered pH levels relatively quickly. By analyzing several scientific studies concerning this algae's interaction with various water qualities, the species' response is clarified. These findings are compared to rudimentary data concerning pH levels taken along the coast of Malibu.
Zaw, Taylor; Wood, Joel; and Gonzalez, Anthony, "A Selected Surveyo f Ocean Acidifcation's Effect on Coccolithophore and other Marine Ecosystems" (2014). Pepperdine University, Featured Research. Paper 102.