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Support ‘Lost’ Shark Research this SharkWeek

The diversity of sharks, rays, skates and ghost sharks has increased exponentially with nearly 20% of all new species described over the past decade. Unfortunately, the majority of these sharks and their relatives have largely been “lost” in a hyper-driven … Continue reading

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Thank you from the MLML students

Dear MLML Open House Visitors, As a recipient of the 2016 Wave Award, I would like to sincerely thank the visitors of the 2015 Open House Event. The Wave Award, funded by the generous contributions of Open House attendees, was … Continue reading

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Seeking new species of Ghost Shark

White Sharks, Manta Rays and Tiger Sharks are easily identifiable to most, but there are more than 1,200 species of sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras, collectively called Chondrichthyans, known to science. For my Master’s thesis I study a unique group of … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage Baja Class!

The Marine Operations Building (aka the Firehouse) has been a busy place this morning. The Marine Environmental Studies of the Gulf of California class is staring their journey toward La Paz, Mexico today, eventually landing on a small island called … Continue reading

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99 bottles of fish on the wall? Try 200,000!

By Kristin Walovich Fellow grad student Catarina Pien and I were lucky enough to visit to the California Academy of Science in San Francisco to check out their extensive museum collection, home to nearly 1.2 million specimens!   We were on … Continue reading

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‘Spot a Basking Shark’ Project. How can you help save this endangered shark?

By Kristin Walovich, Pacific Shark Research Center Contrary to Hollywood’s portrayal of gigantic man-eating sharks, the three largest species of shark spend their time peacefully roaming the ocean’s surface munching on the ocean’s smallest creatures.  Basking Sharks, the second largest … Continue reading

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Whalefest 2013 this weekend at the Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Celebrate the return of the Grey Whales to the Monterey Bay at the Whalefest Monterey 2013 event this weekend Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th ! This event aims to bring public awareness to the marine non-profits that influence … Continue reading

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