Category Archives: Surviving Grad School

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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Clash of the Titans: Killer Whales vs. Blue Whale

By Marilyn Cruickshank With a vast habitat like the ocean, unusual encounters might happen all the time, but our chances of observing them are pretty slim. Last week, the naturalists of Monterey Bay Whale Watch had such a chance, when … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

By Melissa Nehmens This time of year offers the chance to provide a romanticized explanation of autumn on the central coast. I could explain how here at Moss Landing the weather is turning colder, the leaves are changing color, and … Continue reading

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Tidepooling Take Two

By Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Earlier this week, three graduate student volunteers and I ventured to Bay View Academy in Monterey to talk with the fourth grade class about trophic levels and intertidal zonation.  I had the unique opportunity to lead … Continue reading

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