Category Archives: Angela Szesciorka

“Tails” from The Field

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Since May, the mammal lab has been as quiet as a post-apocalyptic library (yep, that quiet). For the marine mammologist (and birder), summer time is all about fieldwork — followed by lots and lots of … Continue reading

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One woman, one horse, and one dog: A 450-mile adventure!

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Warning, this is about horses — terrestrial mammals, yes. But as you may know, cetaceans did come from an ungulate lineage. So settle down kids. I wanted to tell you all a little bit about … Continue reading

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A Visit to Año Nuevo Island

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab In March the MS211 class (Ecology of Marine Turtles, Birds and Mammals) climbed onto a small inflatable boat, pointed offshore, and ran a half mile obstacle course through rocks, waves, and seals to Año Nuevo … Continue reading

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Taking to the High Seas on the R/V Point Sur

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Last Monday, I bussed it to Santa Barbara then hopped a train to San Diego. One night in a hotel and an overpriced taxi ride later, and I was laying eyes on the R/V Point … Continue reading

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Chronicles of a Curious Beachcomber

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab A few Sundays ago — Super Bowl Sunday, in fact — I took a three-hour walk along the beach at Fort Ord in Monterey, CA with Don Glasco, a systems engineer and former cartographer. This … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Most of my posts tend to reflect my love of marine mammals, specifically the large, “charismatic whales” as they are oft referred to. But I wanted to tell you about one of my day jobs. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Madagascar or On The Importance of Doing a Pilot Study!

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab This summer I hopped on a plane, flying 29 hours one way (via Paris — ooh la la) over a period of three days to spend nearly a month on the island of Madagascar working … Continue reading

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