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4/24/2019
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/04/handheld-dna-device-finds-illegal-shark-fins/?utm_campaign=Oktopost-Content+Curation%2FPress+Clips&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterYes

Drs. Elizabeth Dinsdale and Shaili Johri​​, SDSU, utilize new gene sequencing technology conducted by the MinION device that identifies species of endangered sharks. The devices ability to quickly identify the species make it an asset that could ultimately reduce illegal shark finning. 

  
4/22/2019
https://www.newswise.com/articles/ocean-acidification-a-challenge-for-shellfish-in-humboldt-bayYes

​Humboldt State professors and their research team use the "Burke-o-Lator" to study ocean acidification and determine how eelgrass beds affect pH. This new technology not only measures pH, but it also collects information on seawater's carbonate saturation state, which shows how difficult it is to build and maintain a shell. ​

  
4/16/2019
https://www.keyt.com/news/environment/channel-islands-harbor-jellyfish-helping-scientists-understand-microplastics/1069318226Yes

​After a recent swarm of moon jellies in the Channel Islands Harbor, Dr. Clare Steele, the Environmental Studies assistant professor at CSUCI​, dissected ten of the jellies found on sight. Microplastics were discovered in all ten of the studied jellies, leaving grave concern for the major environmental threat of plastics in our oceans. 


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