Welcome to The Drop-In!Have you ever wondered what being a marine biologist is really like? Well then you’re in the right place! Welcome to The Drop-In, a blog run by the students of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in beautiful central California. We’re excited you’re here and hope you’ll stay for a while!
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By Kali Prescott, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab An estimated 5.25 trillion tons of plastic are currently adrift in the ocean having extensive deleterious effects on wildlife (Erikson et al., 2014). Reduce, reuse, recycle has been the battle cry of environmentalists … Continue reading
By Sharon Hsu, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab Life. I have been lucky enough to have known a lot of kindness in this life. For a long time, I believed I had seen all the kindness – and more – than I … Continue reading
This week’s post comes from Vertebrate Ecology student Bri Madrigal. Bri recently started her own K-12 outreach program called Listen Up! to get kids interested in science and teach about the importance of acoustics in the marine environment. I … Continue reading
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
This week’s post comes to us from Biological Oceanography student Sierra Helmann. When not studying phytoplankton for her thesis research, she works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and takes great pride in exposing young audiences to marine … Continue reading
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
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
The diversity of sharks, rays, skates and ghost sharks has increased exponentially with nearly 20% of all new species described over the past decade. Unfortunately, the majority of these sharks and their relatives have largely been “lost” in a hyper-driven … Continue reading
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