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Press Release 08-126

Parasites Outweigh Predators in Pacific Coast Estuaries

Findings have significant ecological and biomedical implications

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Photo of an estuary and surrounding salt marsh.

Scientists are studying the health of this estuary and its surrounding salt marsh in Baja, Mexico.

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


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Photo of a researcher sifting sediment from an estuary for parasites.

Researchers are finding astounding numbers of parasites in Pacific coast estuaries.

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


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