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A predatory snail indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean is decimating native oysters living in Tomales Bay north of San Francisco, scientists said Monday. About half of the Olympia oysters in the coastal estuary fell to a predatory whelk snail, a California Sea Grant-funded study published in the July issue of the Oecologia journal said.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.