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6/2/2021
https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/cal-poly-researchers-study-the-clam-population-in-grover-beachYes

​The populations of Pismo clams are declining at Pismo and Grover Beaches due to environmental conditions. A team of students and researchers led by Dr. Ben Ruttenberg, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo​, are working to restore the clam populations while involving the community in the process. Marissa Bills, a graduate student on this project and one of this year's COAST Graduate Research Awardees, is studying the growth rates of the clams!​

  
5/21/2021
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2277726-corals-swap-in-heat-resistant-algae-to-better-cope-with-global-warming/?fbclid=IwAR0CG9gm6wNcA2ZXtwnlWtZQrfO2k6rmlR9LHeeD81mpyZ_qUW7YY4F5I1o#ixzz6vDjvvKFbYes

​Like switching to sunglasses on a bright day, some coral can swap in algae that are more tolerant of warmer temperatures. Dr. Cheryl Logan​, CSU Monterey Bay Associate Professor​, and colleagues have developed a model to predict how these corals might survive warmer waters as climate change continues. 

  
5/17/2021
https://ktla.com/news/california/giant-sea-turtle-population-sees-sharp-decline-off-west-coast/Yes

​The Western Pacific leatherback population off of California has been experiencing a 5.6% annual decline according to a co-authored study by Dr. Scott Benson​. This San Jose State and Moss Landing Marine Laboratory researcher has been studying what conservation efforts can be made to ​help with the unique threats this population faces during their ​months-long migration across the Pacific Ocean. ​​

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