Study: Purple sea urchins can adapt to climate change

04/8/2013 | LiveScience.com

The purple sea urchin shows signs of being able to survive changes to its environment, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists created conditions that mirrored the rising level of carbon dioxide in the water and discovered that the creatures could modify their genes to regulate their pH and skeletal development to survive.

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