Tag Archives: feeding and diet

The Tiniest Abalone

Fish eat the darndest things – this baby abalone shell no bigger than your pinky nail came from a gopher rockfish stomach.  Can’t imagine it was all that satisfying…

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One Day While Surfing… A White Shark Encounter

by Paul Tompkins, Phycology Lab The gulls first caught my attention, a small flock in a tight swarm above the waves just beyond my surfboard. Others floated on the surface below.  Suddenly the sea below them erupted, and the birds … Continue reading

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Mr. Fish Bones: Some Spooktacular Skeletons

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Skeletons are not just the stuff of Halloween at a marine lab – bones galore grace these halls of science year round.  Although being surrounded by dead things can lead to some unfortunate stereotypes of … Continue reading

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Happy Octopus Day from MLML: Eight-armed babies and fish octo-snacks

by Erin Loury, Icthyology Lab Put your tentacles up – it’s Cephalopod Awareness Days 2010, everyone!  Fellow marine scientist blogger Danna Staff (a cephalopod enthusiast and newly-minted Ph.D. from Hopkins Marine Station) is hosting this week’s festivities at her Cephalopodiatrist … 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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2010 Open House Puppet Show: Dora the Sperm Whale Explorer’s Deep-Sea Adventure

by Amanda Kahn, Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab In April, MLML opened its doors to the public and we spent the weekend showcasing our research and teaching people about marine science.  We did this in a variety of ways: … Continue reading

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Turtle Power: Paddling 12,000 miles across the Pacific

by Deasy Lontoh, Vertebrate Ecology Lab It usually takes me 17 to 20 hours to fly from San Francisco to Jakarta, Indonesia, which covers about 9,000 miles of distance. Most of my family members live in Indonesia and I come … Continue reading

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Featured photo: Big Gulp – Eat that fish, tail and all

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab There’s nothing like seeing the food-chain in action to make you appreciate how important eating is in an animal’s life – and why it’s so important to study (says the fish guts girl)!  For many … Continue reading

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Featured Photo: Bust a Gut

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab On this, the national day of overeating,  I thought I would kick off our new featured photo segment with an example of a stuffed gullet from the animal world.  For my thesis studying what gopher … Continue reading

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What’s in a Great White Shark Stomach? Watch a Live Dissection!

Ever wondered what a great white shark has munched for lunch? The Aukland Museum of New Zealand is inviting the public to join them at 11 am on January 8th (NZ time) as they dissect a 9-foot-long female great white … Continue reading

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