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Meghan Zulian, a doctoral candidate studying earth and planetary sciences in the Ocean Climate Lab at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, studies how ocean acidification, and more broadly climate change, affects culturally, economically and ecologically important shellfish. (Courtesy of Meghan Zulian)

What Shells Tell: Studying Abalone with Meghan Zulian

White abalone shells ​are​ magnificent structures. Translucent during the marine snail’s juvenile days, the extremely durable shell increases in opacity as the organism ages, gaining its paint-splatter-esque red, brown and white coloring from the algae it eats. 

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