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Support ‘Lost’ Shark Research this SharkWeek

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

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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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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!   Every June 8th, marine and citizen scientists around the globe spread the word about celebrating our oceans and taking action to protect the diversity of life within. We are celebrating World Oceans Day on the island of Tetiaroa … Continue reading

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How well do you know your Batoids?

When people think of sharks, they think of the majestic White (Carcharodon carcharias), the sleek Blue (Prionace glauca), or the fast Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus).   What is a Ray? However, many people do not know that sharks have other relatives. … Continue reading

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Do you know where your seafood comes from?

With oceans covering over 75% of Earth’s surface, nearly one billion people depend on seafood for sustenance. As more people continue to add seafood into their diets, our seafood resources are becoming depleted. Some seafood such as bluefin tuna are … Continue reading

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Whalefest: Not Just a Tale of Whales

By Melissa Nehmens, PSRC On January 25th and 26th, the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf held its 4th annual Whalefest event to celebrate the migration of grey whales. Thanks to the efforts of fellow Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) student, Kristin Walovich, … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Causes Heartbreak and Hardship for Scientists

By Dorota Szuta Benthic Ecology Lab To be honest, I was sure this would have been over by now. When the government shutdown first started, I didn’t think it could reasonably last more than a couple of days. Even now … Continue reading

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