Tag Archives: coral

Tales From the Field in Mo’orea: Part I

By Emily Schmeltzer, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Hi everyone! Although I don’t have much to show for it just yet, I was asked to write a series of blog posts about my current research trip to Mo’orea and Tetiaroa in the Society … Continue reading

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Beyond the Obituaries: the shining stars of conservation work

Beyond the Obituaries: the shinning stars of conservation work By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab Conservation science can sometimes feel like it is all doom and gloom stories with reports of have few of a species are … Continue reading

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Bottle It Up: Taking Genetic Samples at Sea

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Field surveys are often a collection blitz for scientists – we spend a brief, intense period of time out in nature gathering up samples to analyze back at the lab during  the rest of the … Continue reading

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Whip it Good

Don’t get too excited, cowboys – cracking this sea whip would harm the fragile animal.  That’s right, this is a photo of an animal – or many animals, actually.  Sea whips are a type of deep-sea coral, and the “whip” … Continue reading

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The fish doctor is in: meet our new ichthyology profressor, Dr. Scott Hamilton

Dr. Scott Hamilton will be joining the Moss Landing Marine Labs faculty in Spring 2011 as the new Ichthyologist.  Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara, Scott has participated in a variety of exciting research projects. … Continue reading

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Science Cafe March 31st: Coral Reef Restoration in Fiji

If all of Mariah’s posts about diving in Fiji has you itching to visit a tropical coral reef, now is your chance!  Join us for a science cafe on Wednesday, March 31st to learn about the need to restore coral … Continue reading

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Spawn, Coral, Spawn!

by Shelby Boyer, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Timing is everything when it comes to coral spawning – spawning occurs once a year and is when corals synchronize the release of bundles of eggs and sperm into the water.   In one of … Continue reading

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