This is a video of a copepod, a relative of Calanus finmarchicus, in the Indian Ocean.
From Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland:
Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change
Queen’s researchers have found that the main source of food for many fish — including cod — in the North Atlantic appears to adapt in order to survive climate change
Billions of Calanus finmarchicus, a plankton species, which are just a few millimetres in size, live in the waters of the North Atlantic where the research was carried out.
It showed they responded to global warming after the last Ice Age, around 18,000 years ago, by moving north and maintaining large population sizes and also suggests that these animals might be able to track the current change in habitat.
The effect of global climate change on the planet’s ecosystems is one of the key issues scientists are currently focussing on and the research has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a publication of the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth, today.
One of the main predicted effects of climate change is a forced shift in species’ distribution range.
The study leader, Dr Jim Provan, from Queen’s School of Biological Sciences, said the discovery that that a species has a feature which helps it cope with global warming is a rare example of good news.
New discovery — copepods share ‘diver’s weight belt’ technique with whales: here.