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How hungry snails help to protect ecosystems from climate change

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 02, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Nov 01, 2017

You may not notice their good work, but small snail-like creatures known as limpets are doing an invaluable service to the ecosystems in which they live by eating and eating and eating. The herbivores' consumption strengthens the resilience of an ecosystem in part by making space for other creatures, resulting in a more diverse ecosystem that is more resistant to the pressures of rising temperatures. “At first it might seem like an ecosystem untouched by consumers [herbivores and predators] is...





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