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Steve Palumbi: “The ocean is changing fast everywhere: eDNA as a tool for rapid, widespread bio-assessment”

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Steve Palumbi is a Professor of Oceans, based at Stanford’s marine lab in Monterey. He has used genetic detective work to identify whales, sharks, and fish for sale in retail markets, and is genetically mapping corals resistant to climate change. His work has been used in design of the current network of marine protected areas in California, seafood labelling laws in Japan and the United States, and in numerous TV and film documentaries including the 2017 PBS series Big Pacific. Steve’s latest book for non-scientists is about the amazing species in the sea, written with Steve’s son and novelist Anthony. The Extreme Life of the Sea tells you about the fastest species in the sea, and hottest, coldest, oldest etc. Steve started the video production company Short Attention Span Science Theatre, the band Sustainable Sole, and appears in many films and TV series about the sea. 



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