Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors

When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.

Jan 9, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

(See K.D. Coldsnow et al, “Rapid evolution of tolerance to road salt in zooplankton.” Environmental Pollution, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.12.024, 2017)