Author Archives: lizlam

The Ballast Team Goes to Sea

Those of us working on the ballast project in the Biological Oceanography lab are closely tied with the Cal Maritime Academy and their training ship, the Golden Bear. So, wherever the ship goes, we go! This summer’s training cruise for … Continue reading

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Back-to-Back Cruises on the Point Sur

The week before spring break, I had the pleasure of going on two class cruises back to back on MLML’s research vessel, the Point Sur. On Monday, I set sail with the biological oceanography class as we went out into … Continue reading

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Ballast water and epifluorescence microscopy

by Liz Lam, Biological Oceanography Lab Ballast water treatment and testing is a big focus here in the Biological Oceanography lab, and this is no exception even when it comes to class projects.  Last semester, I started a project aiming … Continue reading

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Ballast Water Creature Counting

Although I’m only a first-year graduate student here at Moss Landing, I’ve had the pleasure of working on the ballast water testing team with the Biological Oceanography lab for over a year now.  Aquatic invasive species have become an increasingly … Continue reading

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