Hurricanes and Climate Change Might Make Spiders More Aggressive

The last thing we need is Aragog and his children coming for us.

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Hurricanes could make spider colonies more aggressive over time, according to a new paper. Let’s add “avoiding extra-evil spider colonies” to our list of reasons to fight climate change, please and thanks.

It’s obvious that hurricanes cause damage, but it’s hard to study how that damage might impact the evolution of the animals that survive the storm. Given that some scientific models suggest that climate change and rising sea levels will yield more powerful storms, or at least more environmental damage from storm surges, this is an important area to research.

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