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Posted Tue Jun 9 2009: from The Vancouver Sun:
Global warming may be good for starfish: UBC study
Global warming may benefit certain marine life, a study by University of B.C. researchers suggests. Rebecca Gooding, a UBC PhD student, found that young purple ochre sea stars grow faster, heavier and larger as water warms and concentrations of carbon dioxide, a byproduct of global warming, increase. “Global warming … could be good for it,” said Gooding. “In an evolutionary sense, if they’re bigger, that’s probably better, because if they reach adulthood faster, they can spend more time producing offspring,” she said.
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