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How does pollution ‘coral’ate with coral bleaching in American Samoa?

By Melissa Naugle, CSUMB Logan Lab & MLML Invertebrate Ecology Lab You may have heard stories about the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide that are succumbing to ‘coral bleaching.’ Maybe you’ve seen the pictures of stark white corals … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words: using underwater photography to predict coral reef recovery

By Caroline Rodriguez, MLML Invertebrate Ecology Lab & CSUMB Logan Lab If you have seen photos of coral reefs, you probably agree that coral reefs are beautiful, colorful seascapes. Coral reefs are indeed picturesque, but they are also extremely important … Continue reading

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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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Science in the Tropics – Positive Relationships of Panama’s Corals

by Shelby Boyer, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Believe it or not, heading off to an exotic, remote field site is not uncommon for scientists. For me, this site is the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute located on the Pacific Ocean side of … Continue reading

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