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Analysis of more than 70.000 fossils suggests that during the last Ice Age mollusc communities have been extremely resistant to major climate change.

Simply the discovery that molluscs are resilient to climate change is good news in its own right.

“It is sobering to consider that about 120.000 years of major climate change did not affect these ecosystems nearly as much as the human-induced changes of the last few centuries,” said lead author Michael Kowalewski, a professor of marine paleontology and president of the Florida Museum of Vertebrate Paleontology.

What scientists have lacked so far has been data on recent Adriatic disruption on which to gauge the importance of current ecological changes.


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