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Red Tide Rising: Harmful Phytoplankton Blooms

Red Tide Rising: Harmful Phytoplankton Blooms

About a month ago, thousands of abalone and other invertebrates washed up along the Sonoma coast, killed by what people thought was probably a red tide, a.k.a. a harmful algal bloom. An interdisciplinary team of researchers banded together to find out what was going on.

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What Happened to the Humboldt Squid?

What Happened to the Humboldt Squid?

Large numbers of Humboldt squid, deep purple-red and up to six feet long, have propelled themselves into Monterey Bay each June since 2002. But this year, the squid have yet to arrive.

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Producer's Notes: Amazing Jellies

Producer's Notes: Amazing Jellies

What are the longest animals in the world? Hint: you’ve most likely never heard of them. They glow in the dark and have many stomachs, mouths and tentacles – sometimes hundreds.

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