Category Archives: Just for Fun

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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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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Whales, Pinnipeds, and Sharks, Oh my!

On the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January 2013 WhaleFest was held at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Organizations ranged from local non-profit marine research and public outreach organizations and program here in the Monterey county, as well as … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere but not a drop in my suit!

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Scuba diving on the central coast means you get to see amazing kelp forests and underwater geological formations but it also often means you are getting in the sometimes frigid waters of … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach

By Catherine Drake and Michelle Marraffini, Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab Photos by: Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Summer is here on the Central Coast and MLML students as well as a few MBARI interns took some time off … Continue reading

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