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SCIENCE IN SHORT: Wall-to-Wall Sampling Via Remote Sensing

Invasive plants – the submerged and floating kind – clog nearly a third of the Delta’s waterways today. These alien weeds invite native fish predators to hide in their murky jungles, fuel algal blooms, rearrange the ecosystem, and prevent boats from passing through. But Cal Fish & Wildlife senior scientist Shruti Khanna is keeping an eye on the spread of these Delta weeds from above. In this new Science in Short podcast, Khanna explains how large images captured by remote sensors mounted on satellites, planes, and drones afford wall-to-wall sampling of the Delta.

SCIENCE IN SHORT is co-produced by Maven’s Notebook and Estuary News, with support from the Delta Stewardship Council. The opinions expressed do not reflect those of our funders, employers, or supporters. Delta Stewardship Council. The opinions expressed do not reflect those of our funders, employers, or supporters.

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