Category Archives: Tales from the Classroom

Fisheries Course Navigates Students Through the Rocky Seas of Management

By June Shrestha, Ichthyology Lab. Understanding how people use the ocean and its resources is not straightforward. Some fish for a job. Some fish for fun. Some don’t fish at all and use the waters for recreation, tourism, or science. … 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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Journey to the Center of the Slough

by Catarina Pien, PSRC Lab If you’ve ever visited our lab, you’ve seen the beautiful waters surrounding us, often bobbing with a variety of marine mammals. The main body of water that surrounds Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is Elkhorn Slough, … Continue reading

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Good Vibrations: Constructing a Vibracore for Extreme Sediment Coring

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab A lot of people make bucket lists, such as the “before I turn 30” list or the classic “before I kick the bucket” list.  My personal bucket list, what I call the “self-sufficiency” list, … Continue reading

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Nitrox and Boat Dives – Wrapping Up MLML’s Fall Science Diving Course

By Heather Fulton-Bennett, Phycology Lab MLML’s fall AAUS Science Diving course is coming to an end, and what better way finish than with a pair of boat dives from our own R/V John Martin. As part of the course, students … Continue reading

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Sea otters participate in coastal restoration

by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab There’s a new reason to love the world’s smallest marine mammal species – so let’s talk sea otters! These voracious predators are again making headlines in the science world as a new paper comes … Continue reading

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How long is that tail?

On Labor Day weekend, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories’ own Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) had the opportunity to dissect a 14.7 feet long common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). The female shark was found washed up on the beach on Moss … Continue reading

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