The study took advantage of the unusual seawater chemistry found naturally at sites along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where water discharging from submarine springs
has lower pH than the surrounding seawater, with reduced availability of the carbonate ions corals need to build their calcium carbonate skeletons.
The petition also suggested reforming groundwater infrastructure, investing in submarine springs
and adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals laid out in the 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report.
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz examined corals living near submarine springs
along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The technology, pioneered by Pierre Becker, a French geologist, former commercial diver and offshore construction company owner, introduces an unexploited resource in water - the submarine springs of fresh water.
'Thousands of submarine springs of fresh water exist all over the world.
In some, you'll swim through "sweet waters': skin-tingling submarine springs
of cold, fresh water, which attract small reef fish that feed on cold-water alage.
It also suggests reforming the groundwater sector, investing in submarine springs
and adhering to sustainable development goals laid out in the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018.