Category Archives: Bodega Marine Laboratory

What killed California’s Sea Stars and Urchins?

In August 2011, scientists walked into their labs and were met with a disturbing sight: thousands of purple sea urchins and other marine invertebrates were dead in their tanks—which are fed directly by seawater. Outside, the tea-colored ocean washed up carcasses of red abalone, large sea stars, and football-sized, snail-like chitons. Less conspicuous—but even more heavily…
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Stephen Palumbi speaking at the Bodega Marine Lab October 8th

Stephen R. Palumbi received his Ph.D. from University of Washington in marine ecology. His research group studies the genetics, evolution, conservation, population biology and systematics of a diverse array of marine organisms. Dr, Palumbi will be speaking on the "Acclimation and adaptation to climate change:  The view from  genomics in corals and sea urchins". Professor…
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‘Dead Zone’ may be developing off Sonoma Coast

Guy Kovner of The Press Democrat is reporting that the scientists at the Bodega Marine Laboratory are concerned that a "dead zone" may be developing of the Sonoma Coast. Climate change is the likely cause of unprecedented mass of oxygen-poor water off the Sonoma Coast, a phenomenon that could harm the region's prized Dungeness crab…
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