Category Archives: Grad Life

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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Congratulations to the 3 students that defended in Fall 2018!

By June Shrestha, Ichthyology Lab. Please join me in congratulating the three masters students that defended their thesis research this fall! Laurel Lam, Ichthyology Alex Olson, Chemical Oceanography Holly Chiswell, Chemical Oceanography Read below to learn the main take-aways of their research!

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HERstory: “Turning the Tide” with Science Communication

This week’s post comes to us from Biological Oceanography student Sierra Helmann. When not studying phytoplankton for her thesis research, she works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and takes great pride in exposing young audiences to marine … Continue reading

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Moss Landing Welcomes the Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS)

Students here at Moss Landing Marine Labs recently founded a local chapter of the Society for Women in Marine Sciences (SWMS). While this group has been doing great work on the east coast for several years, we are excited to … Continue reading

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Who Are the People Who Run Towards the Stinky Beach Carcass?

One of the benefits of being a student in the Vertebrate Ecology Lab here at Moss Landing is that it provides the most opportunities for close encounters with some of our most recognizable Monterey Bay faces: otters, whales, dolphins, birds, … Continue reading

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A Happy Blogiversary! Celeblogtion? Blogchievement?

This year we are celebrating The Drop-In’s ten-year anniversary! That’s ten years of working hard to give our readers a truthful account of what it means to be a student of marine science conducting our work here in the Monterey Bay. … Continue reading

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Nine students defend theses in spring/summer 2018

By June Shrestha, Ichthyology Lab. As the summer wraps up, we have had a whirlwind of student thesis defenses at the labs. Congratulations to the following students that successfully defended their theses in the spring and summer of 2018: Cody Dawson, Phycology … Continue reading

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