Category Archives: Classes

Habitat Mapping: Changes in Dune and Beach Morphology on the Central Monterey Bay Coast from 2015 to 2018

In the past, teachers here at Moss Landing Marine Labs have required their students to write companion blog pieces about their work as part of a course. For example, most recently we shared a series of posts from the Marine … Continue reading

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Adventures in Mexico!

Every two years, students and faculty of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories embark on a field studies course in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The field course is intended to give students the opportunity to lead independent field-based research projects in a … Continue reading

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Geological Oceanography: Field Trip to Manresa State Beach

Guest blog post from student, Kathleen Cieri, of the Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab. On Wednesday, September 27th, Professor Ivano Aielloo and GA Tyler Barnes lead the students of Geological Oceanography on an exploration of the fascinating sedimentary record at … 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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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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A Day In the Life of an Elephant Seal Biologist at Año Nuevo State Park

(Today, we have another post courtesy of MS 211: Ecology of Marine Mammals, Birds and Turtles, this time from Moss Landing student and author Jenni Johnson. She is going to talk about the hectic but rewarding work involved in elephant … Continue reading

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