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Habitat Mapping: Changes in Dune and Beach Morphology on the Central Monterey Bay Coast from 2015 to 2018

In the past, teachers here at Moss Landing Marine Labs have required their students to write companion blog pieces about their work as part of a course. For example, most recently we shared a series of posts from the Marine … Continue reading

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The Search for Clean, Green Energy in the Cosmic Center of the Universe

This week’s post comes to us from Chemical Oceanography student Katie Graves. Katie came to Moss Landing, took a look at Elkhorn Slough, and saw an answer to a pressing problem…in another problem. For her thesis, she uses the green … Continue reading

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Survey Like a BOSS: A few highlights from a month at sea testing the Benthic Observation Survey System

Today’s piece comes to us from Ryan Fields, a lab technician in the Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab. You can see him there on the right alongside lab mate Jimmy Williamson and Ichthyology lab member Rachel Brooks as they leave … Continue reading

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HERstory: “Turning the Tide” with Science Communication

This week’s post comes to us from Biological Oceanography student Sierra Helmann. When not studying phytoplankton for her thesis research, she works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and takes great pride in exposing young audiences to marine … Continue reading

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Moss Landing Welcomes the Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS)

Students here at Moss Landing Marine Labs recently founded a local chapter of the Society for Women in Marine Sciences (SWMS). While this group has been doing great work on the east coast for several years, we are excited to … 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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Who Are the People Who Run Towards the Stinky Beach Carcass?

One of the benefits of being a student in the Vertebrate Ecology Lab here at Moss Landing is that it provides the most opportunities for close encounters with some of our most recognizable Monterey Bay faces: otters, whales, dolphins, birds, … Continue reading

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