Mussels lose their grip in higher ocean temperatures

Work by IGERT faculty member Emily Carrington (Biology) and IGERT Cohort 2 fellow Laura Newcomb on how environmental factors effect how mussels

 

IGERT faculty member Emily Carrington (Biology) and IGERT Fellow Laura Newcomb mentioned in this UW News article.

Their work on how environmental factors effect mussel “fall-off” rates is reported on.

Their research at the Friday Harbor Labs shows that in higher ocean temperatures the strength of their byssal threads- the incredibly strong fibrous threads with which mussels attach themselves to their environment weakens significantly. Read the full article at the following link:

http://dailyuw.com/archive/2013/03/13/science/uw-researchers-explore-shifting-environment-mussels#.UWR4l6IqZPY

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