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The Baltic flounder Platichthys solemdali has evolved in the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic flounder Platichthys solemdali has evolved in the Baltic Sea and is genetically adapted to the low salinity.
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Marine species perform a "genetic leap" at the entrance to the Baltic Sea

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New publication from CeMEB shows that populations of almost all marine species in the Baltic Sea have adapted to the brackish environment and are genetically separated from populations in the Atlantic.

Read the article: "A Darwinian Laboratory of Multiple Contact Zones", by Kerstin JohannessonAlanLe MoanSamuel Perini and CarlAndré. Published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, September 2020.

Pressrelease: Marine species take a genetic leap at entrance to Baltic Sea