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Research Article

Vanishing Clams on an Iberian Beach: Local Consequences and Global Implications of Accelerating Loss of Shells to Tourism

  • Michał Kowalewski mail,

    kowalewski@ufl.edu

    Affiliation: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Rosa Domènech,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat and Departament d'Estratigrafia, Paleontologia i Geociències Marines, Facultat de Geologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Jordi Martinell

    Affiliation: Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat and Departament d'Estratigrafia, Paleontologia i Geociències Marines, Facultat de Geologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Published: January 08, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083615

About the Authors

Michał Kowalewski
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Rosa Domènech, Jordi Martinell
Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat and Departament d'Estratigrafia, Paleontologia i Geociències Marines, Facultat de Geologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: kowalewski@ufl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MK RD JM. Performed the experiments: MK RD JM. Analyzed the data: MK RD JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MK RD JM. Wrote the paper: MK RD JM.