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lysocline (plural lysoclines)
- The depth in the ocean below which solubility of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) increases dramatically.
2009, January 16, “R. W. Wilson et al.”, Contribution of Fish to the Marine Inorganic Carbon Cycle, volume 323, number 5912:
- The causes of CaCO3 dissolution above the lysocline are subject to debate and have been attributed to (i) dissolution in zooplankton guts; (ii) dissolution in microenvironments where bacterial oxidation of organic matter enhances this process; and (iii) dissolution of more soluble forms of CaCO3, including pteropods and high-magnesium calcite.