Category Archives: Michelle Marraffini

A Scientist’s Summer

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab It’s that time of year again, summer.  The glorious few months off from classes we graduate students have to catch up of research, work, and sometimes even fun things.   Me and a few of … Continue reading

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Down on the Boardwalk

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab Classes at Moss Landing are a lot of work but they can also be a lot of fun.  We get to go on cruises through the bay and learn coastal sampling methods.  This past … Continue reading

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Beyond the Obituaries: the shining stars of conservation work

Beyond the Obituaries: the shinning stars of conservation work By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab Conservation science can sometimes feel like it is all doom and gloom stories with reports of have few of a species are … Continue reading

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Invertebrate Spotlight: Larvaceans

Invertebrate Spotlight: Larvaceans By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab Today in the Marine Invertebrate Zoology we learned about one of the most interesting marine animals.  Larvaceans (Class Larvacean) are unique animals in the phylum Chordata along with their close relatives … Continue reading

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Tis the season for MLML Open House

Tis the season for MLML Open House By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab The spring semester is buzzing with activity from classes, field trips, and preparing for Open House. Have you ever walked inside the belly of … Continue reading

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What’s that on the rock?

What’s that on the rock? By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab The invertebrate zoology class took a field trip to Asilomar State Beach last week to look for cool creatures.  Professor Jon Geller encouraged us to turn over rocks looking … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere but not a drop in my suit!

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Scuba diving on the central coast means you get to see amazing kelp forests and underwater geological formations but it also often means you are getting in the sometimes frigid waters of … Continue reading

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