Category Archives: Research: Live from the Labs

Adventures in Madagascar or On The Importance of Doing a Pilot Study!

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab This summer I hopped on a plane, flying 29 hours one way (via Paris — ooh la la) over a period of three days to spend nearly a month on the island of Madagascar working … Continue reading

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That’s Not a Seashell!

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology At 66 feet long, 19 feet wide, and 7 feet tall, the massive dock that washed ashore on Oregon’s Agate Beach is larger then anything I have ever found on the beach.  … Continue reading

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Battle Under the Docks

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab With continued global expansion of humankind and climate change, how will native communities be affected by introduced species?  Recent state surveys identified at least 312 non-native species in California coastal waters, … Continue reading

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It’s Whale Soup Out Here!

Ok, so it’s not literally whale soup out here, but Monterey Bay has been full of humpback whales for the past few weeks.  Casey Clark, a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Labs, has been taking advantage of this opportunity … Continue reading

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The Ballast Water Balancing Act

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Docked in the Carquinez Strait, an offshoot of the San Pablo Bay in the city of Vallejo, is the TS Golden Bear.  It is a training ship for the California Maritime Academy, which—like MLML—is … Continue reading

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Moss Landing Scientists Contribute Four New Shark Species

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab One hundred and forty two new species were discovered last year. Four of those were deep-sea shark species discovered by Moss Landing Marine Laboratories’ Dr. David Ebert and his colleagues. Their findings, as well … Continue reading

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Stillwater Cove Thesis Work – algae bracelets

Stillwater Cove is one of the best studied kelp beds in the world.  Moss Landing Marine Lab’s very own Mike Fox is studying giant kelp growth in Stillwater.  The R/V John Martin took a group out to tag giant kelp in … Continue reading

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