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Thermal versus predator stress: snails can tell the difference

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Researchers are measuring genetic response to stress in an intertidal snail, and results shed light on the complexity of response to abiotic vs. biotic stressors.

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Climate change and the ecology of fear

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Animals balance the fear of being eaten with the need to feed, and these decisions affect the whole ecosystem. Professor Geoff Trussell suggests this effect will be even more pronounced in a changing climate.

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Geographic variation in the rocky intertidal communities across the Gulf of Maine

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The Gulf of Maine’s rocky intertidal zone has many region-wide defining characteristics, as well as some notable subregional differences.

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Snails Don’t Only Eat Seaweed, They Help It Grow, Too!

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Research suggests that snails can do both harm AND good to marine algae on the rocky shore.

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