New Report Says Surfclams Uniquely Resilient to Climate Change
A study of three decades of data from surf clam stock surveys shows that the bivalve has unique features allowing it to adapt well to a warming ocean.
The study, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, finds that surfclams are able to shift their range into previously inhospitable waters as the surrounding oceans temperatures rise.
The key to this adaptability, according to authors Drs. Jeremy Timbs and Eric Powell, of the University of Southern Mississippi, and Dr. Roger Mann of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is the number...
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