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Stephen and Mary go to The Coast: Part 1

Two college students, six days,¬†250 sea stars, and one Garmin GPS. Over the week of July 9-15, my research partner, Stephen, and I made a tour of beaches between Commencement Bay and La Push, WA, conducting sea star surveys and … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Moon snails are homewreckers

To the approximately 0.00014% of the population that owns a ¬†tank capable of maintaining such creatures, I feel I should warn that the moon snail, or likely any large, predatory gastropod, is a monumental homewrecker. In the clean, crisp, 10-degrees-Celsius … Continue reading

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