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South African Rock Lobsters Capable of Adapting to Climate Change Naturally

South Africa’s West Coast rock lobsters, which are also known as crayfish locally, have an interesting trait – they can naturally adapt to climate change, a study has shown.

According to researchers from Stellenbosch University, these lobsters, which live in the cold waters of the Benguela Current System, off the West Coast of South Africa and Namibia, can adapt to varying environmental conditions and this could be a saving grace for these species when it comes to climate change.

Richard Ling

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