Snail Species Could Predict Onset of Climate Change

The humpback conch could become a valuable tool for saving the environment.

A team composed of scientists from the University of Oslo in Norway and James Cook University in Australia are exploring how this species of mollusk reacts to environmental shifts from climate change, such as warmer temperatures and acidic seawater.

Their work published in The Journal of Experimental Biology explains these snails have the ability to jump when they smell a nearby predator, which was used as a benchmark for this test. A team composed of scientists from the University of Oslo in Norway and James Cook University in Australia are exploring how this species of mollusk reacts to environmental shifts from climate change, such as warmer temperatures and acidic seawater.

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