Some marine life adapts to climate change

Polychaete worms can change their metabolic rates to adapt to waters with high levels carbon dioxide.

A study conducted by the University of Plymouth shed light on how certain species may adapt to survive in increasingly acidic waters due to climate change.

Researchers collected specimens from waters with low CO2 and placed them either within, or away from volcanic CO2 vents, finding those placed within the vents were better able to regulate their metabolic rate.

Polychaete worms are segmented invertebrates found in most marine environments. Their physical form is extremely varied, as each Polychaete adapts to their habitat.

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