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What’s in a Name? Part I: The Race to Ninja Lantershark.

The Ninja Lanternshark (Etmopterus benchleyi) by Vicky Vásquez     On December 21st, 2015, another ‘Lost Shark’ was officially found by the Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC). PSRC is one of the world’s leading labs in chondrichthyan taxonomy research and I … Continue reading

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Tales from the Field: Research at Catalina Island Part II

By Stephen Pang, Ichthyology Lab If you read my previous blog post, you may remember that I spent my summer out on Santa Catalina Island at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC), a research facility owned and operated by the … Continue reading

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Fog Blog: Smoke on the Water

By: Alex Olson and Holly Chiswell, Chemical Oceanography Lab The Chemical Oceanography and MPSL labs set out on their latest cruise this past summer in hopes of bolstering and expanding their search to answer the question:  how is monomethylmercury (MMHg) transported … Continue reading

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A Semester (and a Year) Down

By Amanda Heidt, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Funny story: I started writing this blog post a month ago, and then was so blindsided by the fury of end-of-semester squeeze that I’ve only now just gotten around to finishing it. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all, and what better way to share the season with some festive themed marine animals and some information about them! Christmas Island Land Crab  (Gecarcoidea natalis)    This brightly colored land crab is found only on Christmas … Continue reading

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a bridge, some boats, and a boom!

By Catarina Pien, Pacific Shark Research Center One of the unique consequences of being a student at MLML is the opportunity to participate in research opportunities outside of the institution. Many alumni from MLML end up working at surrounding research … Continue reading

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Tales from the Field: Research at Catalina Island Part I

By Stephen Pang, Ichthyology Lab This past summer began like any good summer does…with a trip to my favorite taco stand. After driving south from Monterey, I had finally arrived in Los Angeles. Five hours of driving (and waking up far … Continue reading

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