Category Archives: Surviving Grad School

Struggles with Mental Health while Writing a Graduate Thesis

My time as a student at Moss Landing have been some of the most enjoyable years of my life.  I have had the opportunity to learn from some wonderful professors, improve on my skills as a scientist, and do field … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Kids and a Career for $500, Alex

This week’s post is written by Holly Chiswell of the Chemical Oceanography Lab as a companion to our most recent Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) event, held at Moss Landing Marine Labs on February 21st.   I went hiking … 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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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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Thank you from the MLML students

Dear MLML Open House Visitors, As a recipient of the 2016 Wave Award, I would like to sincerely thank the visitors of the 2015 Open House Event. The Wave Award, funded by the generous contributions of Open House attendees, was … Continue reading

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Kelp Forest Community

By Heather Fulton-Bennett, Phycology Lab While every student at Moss Landing Marine Labs designs their own thesis, sometimes one comes along that really requires the entire community. Phycology student Steven Cunningham is looking at the effect of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, detritus on the … Continue reading

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First Thoughts From a First Year

Amanda is a first-year graduate student working in the Invertebrate Zoology lab at MLML. She’s here to provide an insider’s opinion on the graduate process beginning with day one. You can follow Amanda on Instagram (@scatter_cushion) for more sciency goings-ons … Continue reading

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