Rapid Adaptation Is Purple Sea Urchins’ Weapon Against Ocean Acidification – Science Daily


We can only hope they can pass this trait on really fast.

In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases. The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, has the ability to pass the trait for higher carbon dioxide tolerance to its offspring.   Read the whole story at:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130612184040.htm

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