Although much has been accomplished regarding our understanding of the behaviour of the Phanerozoic marine CO2-carbonic acid-carbonate sediment system and ocean acidification, particularly for the modern oceans, the further back in time we go, probably the less we know. This is particularly true for the Palaeozoic Eon (545 Ma to 245 Ma years ago), prior to the rise of the open ocean pelagic foraminfera, coccolithophoridae, and pteropoda, when flooded continents with vast epicontinental shallow seas were common and shoal-water benthic organisms and organo-detrital and abiotic carbonate deposits were the “order of the day”. The late Mesozoic seas some...

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