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Researchers: June Heat Wave Baked Local Mussels

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Dead, open-shelled mussels along Bodega Bay's shoreline on June 18, 2019. (Photo: Jackie Sones)

Local researchers think June’s record-breaking heat wave is to blame for scores of dead mussels along the shores of Bodega Bay. The effects of warming waters on marine life has been widely studied, but it’s rare to see marine life dying from hot air, as is suspected in this case. We’ll discuss the implications of this latest discovery.

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Jackie Sones, research coordinator, Bodega Marine Reserve, UC Davis

Eric Simons, digital editor, Bay Nature magazine


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