Category Archives: Featured Profiles

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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The fish doctor is in: meet our new ichthyology profressor, Dr. Scott Hamilton

Dr. Scott Hamilton will be joining the Moss Landing Marine Labs faculty in Spring 2011 as the new Ichthyologist.  Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara, Scott has participated in a variety of exciting research projects. … Continue reading

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Featured Profile: Mariah Boyle

This week’s student spotlight is on Mariah Boyle, a graduate student in the Ichthyology Lab.   Mariah is currently studying the feeding habits of the roughtail skate for her thesis.  Check out her student profile to discover how she got her … Continue reading

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How to Feed Sharks – and Get Paid!

Juan Manuel (Manny) Ezcurra has a job many would give their right pectoral fin for – he works with elasmobranchs (read: sharks!) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! How did his master’s at Moss Landing Marine Labs prepare him for this … Continue reading

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