The coronavirus has affected California’s coast in profound ways. Fishermen have fewer places to sell their catches because of restaurant shutdowns. Surfers are getting ticketed for trying to catch a wave. The public aches to hit up the iconic beaches across the Golden State. Meanwhile, scientists are studying whether it’s safe to be near the beach at all. Our guest is L.A. Times environment reporter Rosanna Xia. [Advertisement] This L.A. Times podcast is presented to you by Blue Shield of California. The fight is tough, but so are you. Thank you, front line.