Welcome to The Drop-In!Have you ever wondered what being a marine biologist is really like? Well then you’re in the right place! Welcome to The Drop-In, a blog run by the students of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in beautiful central California. In January 2021, The Drop-In moved to a new location on the MLML Student Life Website.
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Category Archives: Why Science Rocks!
By Kali Prescott, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab An estimated 5.25 trillion tons of plastic are currently adrift in the ocean having extensive deleterious effects on wildlife (Erikson et al., 2014). Reduce, reuse, recycle has been the battle cry of environmentalists … Continue reading
By Acy Wood, MLML Phycology Lab When I was a child, I used to be mesmerized by seaweed swaying in the surf when I went tidepooling or kelp flowing back and forth in the currents at the aquarium. I loved … Continue reading
By Hannah Bruzzio, MLML Ichthyology Lab Growing up we often feel like we have to put ourselves in boxes. Being asked, “What’s your favorite subject?” and not being expected to have more than one. I liked science, knew I would … Continue reading
This week’s post comes from Vertebrate Ecology student Bri Madrigal. Bri recently started her own K-12 outreach program called Listen Up! to get kids interested in science and teach about the importance of acoustics in the marine environment. I … Continue reading
Blog Post Authors: Miya Pavlock McAuliffe of the Physical Oceanography lab Marcel Peliks of the Geological Oceanography lab As a part of our Habitat Mapping Class this semester we undertook the mission of learning the ins and … Continue reading
This week’s post comes to us from Biological Oceanography student Sierra Helmann. When not studying phytoplankton for her thesis research, she works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and takes great pride in exposing young audiences to marine … Continue reading
This blog was written by guest blogger, Kenji Soto, of the Benthic Ecology Lab. It’s 6pm on Thursday August 25th and somehow I find myself in a sharply dressed gathering of people on the second floor of Steuart Tower in … Continue reading
This year, MLML’s social media is introducing a new vlog (video blog) series called, “What’s Up With Your Science, MLML?”. These short video updates are your chance to learn about the MLML community and the roles we play to move … Continue reading
By Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab In the past few months, I have been asked more questions about oceanography than in the entirety of my career at Moss Landing. Inquiring minds want to know: what is this “El Niño storm” that … Continue reading
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