Climate change and its impact on mussels

¬†A study conducted by zoologist¬†Chris Harley of UBC determined that the intertidal habitats of the Juan de Fuca¬†Strait have decreased by 51%. The shorelines of the strait¬†once teeming with mussels, clams, barnacles, and more, fifty years ago,¬†have been¬†negatively impacted by the increase in water temperatures over time. Based on a comparative¬†research study¬†on specific locations along the coast conducted¬†in 1958 and 1959, Harley’s measurements today have¬†deduced fewer species in existence. The temperatures in the strait have risen 3.5¬įC over the past 60 years. [Read full article].

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