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Beachcombing: Loss of isopods raises questions about beach health (photos)

by Molly Peterson | Take Two

David Hubbard, a research specialist at UCSB's Marine Science Institute, looks for crustaceans called Isopods on a Malibu beach on July 24. Hubbard and a group of scientists have found that the Isopod population has disappeared from 60 percent of Southern California beaches. Maya Sugarman/KPCC
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