COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Can Evolution Outpace Climate Change?
Description: Animals and plants may not be able to evolve their way out of the threat posed by climate change, according to a UC Davis study of a tiny seashore animal. The tide pool copepod Tigriopus californicus is found from Alaska to Baja California - but in a unique lab study, the animals showed little ability to evolve heat tolerance. [Source: U.S. News & World Report]
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Source: U.S. News & World Report
Publish Date: 6/13/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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