Category Archives: Tales from the Classroom

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

In the past, teachers here at Moss Landing Marine Labs have required their students to write companion blog pieces about their work as part of a course. For example, most recently we shared a series of posts from the Marine … 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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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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