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Aquacultural Methods for the Restoration of the Olympia Oyster (Ostrea lurida) in Elkhorn Slough

  Post by guest blogger, Daniel Gossard, a graduate student in our Phycology Lab.   VIDEO CAPTION: A compound microscope shows an up close and personal view of one of the Oly larva. After some time having developed within the mantle … Continue reading

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The Hydrous

This blog was written by guest blogger, Kenji Soto, of the Benthic Ecology Lab.  It’s 6pm on Thursday August 25th and somehow I find myself in a sharply dressed gathering of people on the second floor of Steuart Tower in … Continue reading

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Working with “mer-dogs” aka California Sea Lions

  Mason Cole of the Vertebrate Ecology lab authored this post on California Sea Lions as part of Dr. Gitte McDonald’s Marine Mammal class blog series.   MLML Director Dr. Jim Harvey likes to say that harbor seals are the “cats … Continue reading

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Disentangling a Difficult Situation

This week’s story is a continuation of the MS211 Marine Mammals class series and comes to us from Bradley Wilkinson, a graduate student from San Jose State University. I had never seen so many whales before in my life. Standing … Continue reading

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A Day on the Water Tagging Whales

Brijonnay Madrigal of the Vertebrate Ecology lab authored this post on whale tagging as part of Dr. Gitte McDonald’s Marine Mammal class blog series.      Tagging marine mammals is a highly difficult procedure and a skill that requires extreme … Continue reading

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Monterey is Expensive: The cost of disturbance

Guest post by Heather Barrett of the Vertebrate Ecology Lab. The crisp morning begins with stretches, a barrel role here and there, and one of the members breaking off to search for a crab breakfast. The raft bobs as the distant … Continue reading

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Exploring the beach: A gateway to science

  Guest post by Tyler Barnes of the Geological Oceanography Lab. To say that I was not intrigued by science as a teenager would be an enormous understatement. I despised science. I often attribute uninspired teaching and an inadequate education … Continue reading

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