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Urban Runoff Plumes Affect Non-Harvested Marine Species

Researchers from UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology "found that these large pollution sources [in the Southern California Bight] are not only increasing genetic differentiation between populations (presumably by limiting the dispersal of larvae between them) but also decreasing the genetic diversity of populations closest to them." - excerpt from this Science Blog article.

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