Category Archives: Oh, the Places We Go!

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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Conference in Catalina? Yes, please!

Three weekends ago (3/18~3/20), the Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Northeast Pacific Shark Symposium.This symposium was to gather elasmobranch biologists and aquarists from the west coast and share their research and potentially collaborate on … Continue reading

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Tales from the Field: Research at Catalina Island Part II

By Stephen Pang, Ichthyology Lab If you read my previous blog post, you may remember that I spent my summer out on Santa Catalina Island at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC), a research facility owned and operated by the … Continue reading

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Seeking new species of Ghost Shark

White Sharks, Manta Rays and Tiger Sharks are easily identifiable to most, but there are more than 1,200 species of sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras, collectively called Chondrichthyans, known to science. For my Master’s thesis I study a unique group of … Continue reading

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Twenty and One Arabian Nights

A big part of what makes studying marine science great is being able to travel around the world and see how different ecological systems operate.  Although MLML’s location in the heart of Monterey Bay makes it ideal for studying the … Continue reading

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