31 May 2009

Stars of future seas?

A species of starfish has confounded climate change doom-mongers by thriving as sea temperatures and acidity increase - a scenario that is likely as the world gets warmer...

...Pisaster ochraceus thrive in temperatures of up to 21 °C and atmospheric CO2 concentrations of up to 780 parts per million - beyond predicted rises for the next century.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0811143106.

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