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¡Saludos desde Chile y Global Kelp Systems!

We’re going to take a brief break from highlighting the Habitat Mapping class’s work to talk about another class that just returned from the field: the Global Kelp Systems course held in Las Cruces, Chile! Every other year, a small … Continue reading

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Ms. Scientist Goes to San Francisco

Amanda Heidt of the Invertebrate Molecular Ecology lab was recently selected as the 2018 KQED-CSUMB Fuhs Science Communication Fellow. The Fuhs Family Foundation provided funding for a one year $10,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship at KQED Public Media in … Continue reading

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A Happy Blogiversary! Celeblogtion? Blogchievement?

This year we are celebrating The Drop-In’s ten-year anniversary! That’s ten years of working hard to give our readers a truthful account of what it means to be a student of marine science conducting our work here in the Monterey Bay. … Continue reading

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Taking Up Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS)

This week’s post is written by Amanda Heidt of the Invertebrate Zoology Lab as summer field season gets underway here at Moss Landing.   It’s been a bit…vertebrate-y on the blog lately, so today we’re going to hear about one … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life of an Elephant Seal Biologist at Año Nuevo State Park

(Today, we have another post courtesy of MS 211: Ecology of Marine Mammals, Birds and Turtles, this time from Moss Landing student and author Jenni Johnson. She is going to talk about the hectic but rewarding work involved in elephant … Continue reading

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Art and Science: A Symbiotic Relationship

Today’s post was provided by San Jose State student Olivia Townsend. Olivia is currently attending Moss Landing as an auxiliary student in MS 211: Ecology of Marine Mammals, Birds and Turtles. Lucky for us (!), she is also an amazing … Continue reading

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Opening Up Open House: a Behind the Scenes Look

If you’ve been following the blog more recently, you’re most likely aware that our Open House is coming up this weekend, April 30-May 1, 8AM-5PM. This event is a huge draw for the community every time we hold it, and … Continue reading

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