2013 AAAS meeting

Highlights from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boston, February 14-18, 2013

By Science News, 18:25 PM February 16, 2013

Warm waters may muscle out mussels
Warming waters make it harder for mussels to get a grip. New research shows that the tough, fibrous threads that anchor the bay mussel Mytilus trossulus to its rocky intertidal digs are 60 percent weaker in 25° Celsius waters compared with their strength at 18° C, reported Emily Carrington of the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. Mussels are constantly replenishing these fibers, which last about two months in winter and up to a month in ...

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