Crustacean Sand-Dwellers Suffering Localized Extinctions

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Two types of small beach critters, both cousins of the beloved, backyard roly-poly, are suffering localized extinctions in Southern California at an alarming rate, says a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists.

As indicator species for beach biodiversity at large, their disappearance suggests a looming threat to similar sand-dwelling animals across the state and around the world…

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