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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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Environmental Changes are Influencing Individuals, Not Just Populations

Written by San Jose State University graduate student, Abram Fleishman. Each December my news feeds, from Facebook and Twitter to professional listservs and mainstream news sources, are inundated by a flood of stories about one bird. Not one species of … Continue reading

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Life on the beach: My first field season as an elephant seal researcher

Third installment of the blog series by students enrolled in MS 211: Ecology of Marine Mammals, Birds and Turtles with faculty member Dr. Gitte McDonald.  By Kate High, SJSU undergraduate taking classes at MLML   Interning in the Vertebrate Ecology … Continue reading

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Fish out of water

Originally posted on The Drop-In Blog @ Moss Landing Marine Labs:
by Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Last weekend, my fellow Vert-Lab-member Angie and I hopped in my little car and made the four hour drive down to Carpinteria, CA for offshore survival…

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Adventures in Phycology

Originally posted on The Drop-In Blog @ Moss Landing Marine Labs:
by Heather Fulton-Bennett, Phycology Lab One of the best parts of classes at Moss Landing Marine Labs, are the field trips. The Biology of Seaweeds class makes numerous trips around…

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Invertebrate Spotlight: Christmas Tree Worms

Originally posted on The Drop-In Blog @ Moss Landing Marine Labs:
By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab For those of you vertebrates who still have their holiday decorations up, here is an invertebrate you might enjoy learning about: the Christmas tree…

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