This Snail Has a Jump on Climate Change | ScienceTake

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That’S a deadly cone snail coming up on the right and the little fellow is a jumping snail. Look at it. Go the snail increases its oxygen use up to six-time to make those leaps and Norwegian at Australian researchers wanted to know how the Snail would do in the warmer more acid seas that are predicted because of climate change. Scientists think those conditions could damage coral reefs where these and other snails live, that you needed to make the little snails jump which they do when they smell a nearby Predator. Like a cone snail, so the researchers collected over the cone snail, then they added it to a chamber called a respirometer with a jumping snail inside. They recorded the jumps and monitor the oxygen taken up from the water. The snails did great, no matter whether the water was warm or acid record book. That’S good news, even if warmer Seas could affect many other aspects of snail life.
The humpback conch, known as a jumping snail, is great at sniffing out underwater predators and avoiding them. The creature’s sensitivity to danger led researchers to see how the snails might fare in warmer, more acidic seas that are predicted because of climate change. Find out how they did in this 2015 episode of ScienceTake.

Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/science/a-snail-that-has-a-jump-on-climate-change.html

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