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A Day on the Bay, Biological Oceanography Style

By Heather Fulton-Bennett, Biological Oceanography Lab The term cruise generally brings to mind tropical weather and luxurious surroundings, but scientific research cruises are much more about long hours of work and only a few brief moments to enjoy the view. … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical!

by Emily Donham, Ichthyology Lab During Physical Oceanography class (MS 142) Professor Dr. Erika McPhee-Shaw invited interested students to participate in a day cruise aboard the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 135’ research vessel (R/V) Point Sur.  The cruise was part … Continue reading

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Pinned to the Bottom of the Sea

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab I’ll admit, the prospect of spending ten days at sea aboard a 60 foot fishing vessel to do a fish survey had me a bit nervous.  The conditions in sunny southern California are nothing to … Continue reading

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Travel in Style While in Baja

A good diving platform with a lot of room makes life much easier, especially when many people, all doing different things, are on board.  Moss Landing’s Baja Spring 2011 class had connections with people living in Bahia Concepcion and were … Continue reading

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A Whale Tale (Well, Tail Actually)

Unfortunately for many marine mammals, vessels running on the water may not see the animals near the surface, and will collide with them.  If you are on the water make sure to have many people viewing the water for any … Continue reading

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Drop-In to MLML Open House: Prepare to Walk the Plank Ye Scurvy Sea Turtle

This leatherback sea turtle wont actually be going anywhere.  It’s part of the MLML Marine Ops Open House display!  You’re looking into the bow of the Sheila B., one of MLML’s research vessels.  The bow of the Sheila B. is … Continue reading

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Sampling the Seafloor with a Lunar Lander?

Just like a space rover, this instrument is designed to help us study places that are inhospitable to people.  But rather than the furthest reaches of space,  this corer travels to the depths of the sea to where it collects … Continue reading

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