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A picture is worth a thousand words: using underwater photography to predict coral reef recovery

By Caroline Rodriguez, MLML Invertebrate Ecology Lab & CSUMB Logan Lab If you have seen photos of coral reefs, you probably agree that coral reefs are beautiful, colorful seascapes. Coral reefs are indeed picturesque, but they are also extremely important … Continue reading

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Go Fish? Fisheries management in the face of climate change

By Katie Neylan, MLML Ichthyology Lab As a graduate student in the Moss Landing Marine Labs (MLML) Ichthyology Lab, I spend a lot of time thinking about fish. Over the years, I have become aware of the importance of effective … Continue reading

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CSI: Marine Mammal 🐋 – A day in the life of an MLML stranding responder

By Lauren Cooley, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab The hotline rang at 2pm and I quickly ran across the lab to grab the phone, excited to find out what new adventure awaited me. “Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Stranding Network, this is … Continue reading

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🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨: Stressed graduate student studies stressed fish

By Alora Yarbrough, MLML Ichthyology Lab What stresses you out? As a 24-year-old graduate student, I use the phrase “I’m stressed” at least once a day. I’m sure most readers can relate. Between classes, thesis deadlines, work, and rent, there … Continue reading

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Support Costa Rican sea turtles – Vote for ASTOP!

By Sharon Hsu, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab Life. I have been lucky enough to have known a lot of kindness in this life. For a long time, I believed I had seen all the kindness – and more – than I … Continue reading

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Navigating a changing world: The challenges giant whales face as they search for bluer pastures

by Jenn Tackaberry, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab As a marine biologist, part of my job is to study the behavior of whales and how they interact with their environment. Many projects I am involved in are long-term (40+ years) studies … Continue reading

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Celebrating the art in seaweed science

By Ann Bishop MLML Phycology Lab, Graduate Student MLML Museum, Curator   SCIENCE often brings to mind measured and exact descriptions. But, often the process of conducting science requires curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to take an experimental risk. Qualities … Continue reading

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