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One Man’s Trash…Does Not Belong In Our Oceans

By Michelle Marraffini, Invertebrate Zoology Lab This weekend MLML students left the classroom and the lab to participate in the Annual California Coastal CleanUp Day!  Students ventured outside on this gloriously sunny day to help clean up and protect part … Continue reading

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How many of my plastic bottles are floating in the Pacific?

The “throwaway” mentality is not a sustainable method of living.  The current status of our Pacific garbage patch, which is full plastic, is staggering, and it is growing.  Chalres Moore gives an excellent TED talk about why plastics are harmful and … Continue reading

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Two Left Feet from the Deep

Anyone uncertain about the scope of the human footprint in the ocean just needs to do a deepsea trawl off the coast of southern California.   During a government fish survey, we pulled up everything from weather instruments, army helmets … Continue reading

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Shower of Shovels in a Plastic Ocean

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Do you remember that big storm that soaked the central coast in mid October?  What I remember most is not how scary the driving was in that first big rain of the season, or the … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Beach Heroes for Coastal Cleanup Day

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab I recently witnessed some true beachside heroism while running (ok, ok, jogging) on my local sandy stretch.  An older couple was out for their morning walk along the beach – and between them they were … Continue reading

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Balloons are no party for marine wildlife

by Danielle Frechette, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Hi, my name is Danielle. I am a graduate student in the Vertebrate Ecology lab, and I need your help with a problem we are having in our ocean right here off the coast … Continue reading

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