COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Stanford seeks sea urchin's secret to surviving ocean acidification
Description: Scientists have discovered that some purple sea urchins living along the coast of California and Oregon have the surprising ability to rapidly evolve in acidic ocean water - a capacity that may come in handy as climate change increases ocean acidity. This capacity depends on high levels of genetic variation that allow urchins' healthy growth in water with high carbon dioxide levels. [Source: Stanford University]
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Source: Stanford University
Publish Date: 4/8/2013
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