To avoid extinction it’s about ‘survival of the laziest,’ study suggests
September 9, 2018 | World | No Comments|
(CNN)If you think burning calories is the best strategy to preserve you from extinction, well, we may have bad news.
Using more energy on a daily basis increases the chances of a species becoming extinct, with those that are more sluggish and use less energy being more likely to survive, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at 300 million species of mollusc that lived in the Atlantic Ocean over a period spanning roughly five million years and found that those with a high metabolism were more likely to follow the fate of the dinosaurs and disappear from the planet.