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Growing a New Generation of Elkhorn Slough Oysters

In Estuarine Conservation Research, Featured, Research, Science in Action Article, Staff Blog by Administrator

SCIENCE IN ACTION By Kerstin Wasson For the past decade, the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and Foundation have been committed to restoration of the native Olympia oyster (Fig. 1) in Elkhorn Slough. We want to ensure that this iconic bivalve that was harvested by Native Americans at the Slough for seven thousand years continues to thrive in this estuary as a …

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Sea otters play an important role in the recovery of eelgrass beds here at Elkhorn Slough

In Mammals, Research, Science in Action Article by Administrator

Scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds at the Elkhorn Slough have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback. Led by Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, Brent Hughes at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the study was published in the Proceedings …