La Jolla Shores

New water study results are in Cove, Children’s Pool more microbially diverse than other La Jolla beaches

New water study results are in Cove, Children’s Pool more microbially diverse than other La Jolla beaches

Callen Hyland, UC San Diego research scientist and La Jolla Library Wet Lab volunteer, gave a talk May 7 at the library to release the preliminary data of a crowdfunded study that looked at the microbial diversity of La Jolla Cove and other beaches.

She opened her talk with a word of caution: “These findings are preliminary and by no means complete. … I know that a lot of people have supported this in hopes of having answers to a specific question, but those answers might not be here. You can never know, going into a scientific project, what the exact results are going to be.”

To complete the study, Hyland collected samples at Children’s Pool, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores...

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