Skip to comments.Global warming could harm tardigrades
Posted on 01/14/2020 8:59:29 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Tardigrades are known for their remarkable resiliency. The tiny organisms are capable of withstanding extreme conditions, but new research suggests they're not immune to the effects of global warming.
Tardigrades, sometimes called water bears or moss piglets, are microscopic invertebrates with barrel-shaped bodies and four pairs of legs. The micro-animals are found in a variety of environs, including marine, freshwater and terrestrial micro-habitats, and feed on plant cells, algae and other small invertebrates.
To measure the impacts of global warming on tardigrades, scientists exposed dozens of water bears to elevated temperatures in the lab.
"The specimens used in this study were obtained from roof gutters of a house located in Nivå, Denmark," Ricardo Neves, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, said in a news release.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
If water bears become extinct, were in a world of trouble. Oh wait...
“That’s retardigraded, sir.”
That's hilarious. Bacteria and tardigrades will be last organisms left on Earth as the sun begins age and swell up.
what a WACKO article.
tardigrades have survived longer than vertebrates
AND can travel through space vacuum, so
will live longer than humans survive.
Well, should we ever have global warming, we might want to watch for this.
I would expect Global Warming to melt tungsten first.
Yep...They are right...When earth reaches the temperature of the sun, tardigrades will vanish....
Well played ...sir!
Won't you please donate at least $100 to save these poor, defenseless creatures?
:: they’re not immune to the effects of **global warming** ::
UPI is soooo last century!
“global warming”, snerk.
Tardigrades are known for their remarkable resiliency. The tiny organisms are capable of withstanding extreme conditions, but new research suggests they’re not immune to the effects of global warming.
They absolutely cannot think clearly. Cannot connect the dots.
What about Sea Monkeys? Has Global Warming all but eliminated Sea Monkeys? I no longer see them for sale in Comic Books.
Well tards at least.
That looks like an uncircumcised penis.
I refuse to save what looks like that.
The real TARDIS has been tardigrated with a front-hole doctor as well.
That has got to be one of the stupidest "experiments" ever! Tardigrades exist practically everywhere, from the Rainforest to Antarctica. Obviously they are very adaptable.
Hey "scientists", next try subjecting Tardigrades to lower temperatures, or more light, or less light. You gotta keep that funding money rolling in, right?
> scientists exposed dozens of water bears to elevated temperatures in the lab <
Put all this global warming stuff aside for a minute. And immediately arrest these evil scientists for animal cruelty!
But maybe that should be tardigrade cruelty instead.
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