Category Archives: Featured Profile

Take a deep breath, and dive in with our new Vertebrate Ecologist!

Next semester, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories will welcome a new faculty member: Dr. Birgitte I. McDonald.  She is replacing Director Jim Harvey as the new head of the Vertebrate Ecology Lab.  Gitte agreed to answer a few questions about herself in … Continue reading

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Kenji: Cruising with an ROV

 by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab First year students at Moss Landing Marine Labs are encouraged to seize every opportunity to get involved in research.  That is just what Kenji Soto is doing (December 7th-23rd) as a volunteer on the Research … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidification – Causes and Consequences

If you were to continuously monitor the pH of water in the open ocean over the course of a day, the graph of your data would be a straight line. Not so for a coral reef system, where the biodiversity … Continue reading

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New Recruits In the Ecosystem

No, I’m not talking about baby rockfish, I’m talking about new students! Seventeen students joined the labs this fall, and they’ve brought with them great experience and fresh perspectives. If you’d like to learn about the new students, their adventures … Continue reading

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Breaching Out to All of Our Readers

  Graduate student Scott Gabara caught this fantastic photo while out in the field with PISCO.  This humpback was putting on a great display for the eyes with its enthusiastic breaching.  MLML student Casey Clark is currently conducting research on … Continue reading

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Meet Sara: Enjoying the California Sun, Playing Underneath the Palm Trees

by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab On any given month during a good low tide, you can usually find Sara scuttling amongst the crashing waves in the intertidal zone at Soberanes Point, searching on her hands and knees for palms.  No, … Continue reading

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Meet Brynn: Diving into Seaweeds and Scuba

by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab I think it’s about time that I tell you about my adventures at Moss Landing Marine Labs.  I’m deep into my third year of grad school here, and I have yet to write a blog. … Continue reading

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