Acidification Weakens Response to Predators (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption Black turban snails escape predation by sea stars by crawling out of tide pools. Experiments at UC Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory show that the snails lose this escape response as waters become more acidic, a consequence of climate change. Credit Gabriel Ng, UC Davis Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement of the source. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.