Will Antarctic Worms Warm to Changing Climate?

Description

PolarTREC teacher Michael League and researchers at the University of Delaware are examining tiny worms that inhabit the frigid sea off Antarctica to learn not only how these organisms adapt to the severe cold, but how they will survive as ocean temperatures increase. This article from the University of Delaware website outlines the research being undertaken to determine whether the environment is influencing the worms’ genetic code.

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Resource Details

Author(s): Tracey Bryant
Publication: UDaily

Region

Antarctic

Grade Level

All Ages

Permission

n/a

Topic

Life Science | General Life Science | Ecology | Organisms and Their Environments | Oceanography | Climate Change | Polar Science | General Polar Science