About The Drop-In Blog

Have you ever wondered what being a marine biologist is really like? Well then you’re in the right place! Welcome to The Drop-In, a blog run by the students of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). In January 2021, The Drop-In moved to a new location on the MLML Student Life website. All future blogs will be posted at the new website so we hope you’ll head over there and check it out!

Who are we and why are we blogging?

The Drop-In is maintained by MLML graduate students contributing on a volunteer basis. The blog represents our individual thoughts, opinions and experiences. Our goal in creating this site is to engage and provide resources for future marine scientists and marine science enthusiasts, especially high school and college students and educators. Check out our welcome post to learn more about the blog. 

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

MLML is a consortium of seven California State University campuses administered by San José State University. MLML administers the Masters of Science in Marine Science degree for these seven schools and offers research opportunities in all disciplines of marine science including marine ecology, the biology of marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, birds, turtles and mammals, oceanography, and marine geology, chemistry, and biogeochemistry.

MLML operates as a community. Our labs are home to about 100 graduate students, with about half coming from California, half from other states and just a few from other countries. An additional 20 undergraduates attend classes here. Our faculty members teach the majority of our courses. Thesis research opportunities and paid positions in research and teaching are available to students thorough our community of 9 faculty, 10 adjuncts, and 6 affiliated programs.

You can find more information about MLML on our lab website, including information about our graduate program requirements and our faculty.