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On Labor Day weekend, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories’ own Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) had the opportunity to dissect a 14.7 feet long common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). The female shark was found washed up on the beach on Moss … Continue reading
by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab For a fish as big as a mahi-mahi, getting the inside scoop can be a team effort. Students from an MLML Ichthyology class dissected this fine specimen to study everything from the digestive system to … Continue reading
With another successful Open House behind us (thank you to all of you who joined us!), MLML students will be hitting the books for the next few weeks leading up to final exams and lab practicals. These ichthyology students are … Continue reading
Though potentially a common sight in a sushi kitchen, these yellowfin tuna were collected for research, not eating. The tuna arrived at an Ichthyology guest lecture in 2008 courtesy of fish physiologist Dr. Jeffery Graham from the Scripps Institute of … Continue reading