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Hands-on research at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab

This is Science Today. The University of California, Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research and teaching facility that specializes in studying coastal ecosystems in California and around the world.  Graduate student Jill Bible, who is studying the effects of human-caused ocean change, says the facility provides a valuable hands-on learning experience.

Bible:              There are a lot of benefits to doing research at a place like Bodega Marine Lab, which has a lot of resources that are hard to get in a lot of places. We're right on the ocean, we have access to flow-through sea water all the time, so it enables us to do a lot of laboratory experiments with animals that require sea water that you couldn't do in a lot of other places.

Narrator:        There are also facilities with climate change rooms that allow researchers to control temperatures and test future scenarios.

Bible:              So, there are a lot of resources here that allow us to do lab experiments, especially those that I'm interested in looking at projected environmental change.

Narrator:        For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.