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Science-in-Action: Shaw’s Agave
November 05, 2016
Scattered across the landscape here at Cabrillo National Monument, the conspicuous Shaw’s Agave (Agave shawii) portrays a perfect example of the plight of global pollinators and the consequences of their decline to those that rely on them. Low replenishment of new individuals to the Agave population represents the threat of greatest concern, leading Cabrillo biologists to investigate this striking decline and it’s potential causes.
Last updated: November 4, 2016