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Jumping snails leap over global warming (EurekAlert)
Snails in the Great Barrier Reef literally jump for their life to avoid predators. But will they be able to maintain these life-saving jumps, with rising sea temperatures? A new study, presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Valencia on July 5, shows that the snails will indeed be able to keep on jumping, even at temperatures which will kill fish.
Caption: This is a Great Barrier Reef humpbacked conch snail inside a respirometer, where oxygen consumption is measured.
Credit: Sjannie Lefevre