On a sunny afternoon in mid-April, Professor Eric Sanford crouched in a tide pool off Bodega Bay and turned over algae-covered rocks in search of a chocolate porcelain crab, a dime-size crustacean with blue speckles. The creature has been spotted in small numbers around Bodega Bay for decades. But five years ago a severe marine heat wave, dubbed “the blob,” caused a sharp increase in its numbers north of the Golden Gate, says Sanford, a marine ecologist who researches climate change and coastal ecosystems at UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Lab. “I look at how organisms adapt to climate change,” says Sanford, who regularly publishes articles in scientific journals on how life between the Northern California tides is changing.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Noah Zedek https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Noah Zedek2019-06-21 13:25:202019-06-24 09:28:44How Is Climate Change Affecting Oceans? Check The Tide Pools