Category Archives: Tales from the Classroom

Kelp and Piscos in the Southern Sun

This week’s post was written by Ann Bishop of the Phycology Lab as a companion to the recent post about the Global Kelp Systems course. While both Chile and Monterey are dominated by kelp, they are not identical. Part of … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: Investigating Potential Impacts of the Soberanes Wildfires to the Big Sur Coastline

By: Jessie Doyle, Gilbert Mak, and Katie Szelong To wrap up our coverage of the Habitat Mapping class projects, this week’s post walks us through an investigation of the ways in which wildfires can impact both the physical condition of … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: The Fate of Wetlands at the Moss Landing Wildlife Area in Elkhorn Slough

We are back to covering class projects from Habitat Mapping this week. Julia Karo and Monica Appiano (“The Ladies”) will walk us through their study of marshland growth in Elkhorn Slough. Recently designated a Wetland of International Importance, the Slough … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: Changes in Dune and Beach Morphology on the Central Monterey Bay Coast from 2015 to 2018

  Blog Post Authors: Victoria Dickey of the Geological Oceanography lab. Amelia Labbe (not pictured).       Dunes are essential to protecting our low-lying coastal communities and agriculture fields here in Monterey from storms, waves, and erosion. The beautiful … Continue reading

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Adventures in Mexico!

Every two years, students and faculty of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories embark on a field studies course in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The field course is intended to give students the opportunity to lead independent field-based research projects in a … Continue reading

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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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