Category Archives: Research: Fresh from the Field

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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Survey Like a BOSS: A few highlights from a month at sea testing the Benthic Observation Survey System

Today’s piece comes to us from Ryan Fields, a lab technician in the Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab. You can see him there on the right alongside lab mate Jimmy Williamson and Ichthyology lab member Rachel Brooks as they leave … Continue reading

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The SODA Project (no calories, all marine science)

MLML researchers recently participated in a collaborative research project orchestrated by the Office of Naval Research to study stratified ocean dynamics in the Arctic (SODA). Two seas were examined for this project, the Beaufort and Chukchi seas; with the MLML team … Continue reading

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Tales from the Field: Rhodolith Ecology on Santa Catalina Island

By June Shrestha, Ichthyology Lab. I recently returned from a field expedition to assist PIs Dr. Diana Steller (MLML) and Dr. Matt Edwards (SDSU) research rhodolith beds on Catalina! What are rhodoliths, you may ask?  Rhodoliths exist around the world, yet not … 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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Tales from the Field: Research at Catalina Island Part I

By Stephen Pang, Ichthyology Lab This past summer began like any good summer does…with a trip to my favorite taco stand. After driving south from Monterey, I had finally arrived in Los Angeles. Five hours of driving (and waking up far … Continue reading

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