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California's Coast Redwood and the Land-Sea Connection
Date: 9/20/2005; 59 minutes


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California's State Tree, the coast redwood, is the tallest on Earth and sustains some of the highest growth rates ever measured in a conifer. How is this possible in a Mediterranean climate characterized by summer drought? Todd Dason of UC Berkeley explores the unique coastal climate of California and the connection between near-shore redwood forests, the Pacific Ocean and the biology of the magnificent redwood. (#9526)

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