(University of California - Davis) Climate change may actually benefit oysters in California in the long term because they grow faster at warmer temperatures and are tolerant of extreme temperatures. But first they would have to survive a spike in oyster drills, a predatory snail that also grows faster in warmer conditions but that is less tolerant of extreme conditions, according to a study from UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory.
California grasses: Warmer temperatures in California could lead to a substantial statewide expansion of exotic grass populations, according to a new study that cataloged over 400 native and exotic grasses in the state.
California plants are struggling to keep up with warmer temperatures.
Biologists suggest that growing up at warmer temperatures helps some aquatic animals cope with climate change, raising questions about the limits of adaptation. They found that when embryos raised in warm water experienced temperatu...
Climate change could be the final blow for many of California’s native fish species, pushing them to extinction with extended drought, warmer water temperatures and altered stream flow.