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Open Access Publications from the University of California

A selection of projects written in lay terminology funded by California Sea Grant or partnered agencies.

The effects of freshwater flows on the native Olympia oyster in San Francisco Estuary


After heavy winter storms, salinity levels in the San Francisco Estuary can drop precipitously, stressing and sometimes killing organisms such as the native Olympia oyster (Ostrea conchaphila ) and invasive Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis ).

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