Sucks to be an Urchin

index_urchin.jpgSuppose you were a purple sea urchin. You are eaten by fish. You live in the bottom of the Antarctic. And, now as if things couldn’t get any worse, climate change is going to decimate your populations in the next 100 years.

The purple sea urchin is just one of the most basic species like algae and krill that is being negatively affected by climate change. I wrote about how purple sea urchin are finding it hard to produce their hard outer shell in more acidic oceans for National Geographic News.

The future does not look bright for escargot lovers.

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