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Back-to-Back Cruises on the Point Sur

The week before spring break, I had the pleasure of going on two class cruises back to back on MLML’s research vessel, the Point Sur. On Monday, I set sail with the biological oceanography class as we went out into … Continue reading

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MLML goes to Baja – the trip continues

 By Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab For the next two weeks Moss Landing Marine Labs will be a little quieter, and not just because of spring break.  A large class of graduate students has just departed for Baja California Sur for … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage Baja Class!

The Marine Operations Building (aka the Firehouse) has been a busy place this morning. The Marine Environmental Studies of the Gulf of California class is staring their journey toward La Paz, Mexico today, eventually landing on a small island called … Continue reading

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Adventures in Phycology

by Heather Fulton-Bennett, Phycology Lab One of the best parts of classes at Moss Landing Marine Labs, are the field trips. The Biology of Seaweeds class makes numerous trips around the Monterey Bay area to examine different algal habitats and … Continue reading

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A Visit to Año Nuevo Island

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab In March the MS211 class (Ecology of Marine Turtles, Birds and Mammals) climbed onto a small inflatable boat, pointed offshore, and ran a half mile obstacle course through rocks, waves, and seals to Año Nuevo … Continue reading

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What’s that on the rock?

What’s that on the rock? By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab The invertebrate zoology class took a field trip to Asilomar State Beach last week to look for cool creatures.  Professor Jon Geller encouraged us to turn over rocks looking … Continue reading

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A Point Sur Adventure

The Marine Ecology class embarked on a seafaring adventure last Monday on the Moss Landing research vessel the Point Sur to observe the biota of the Monterey Bay. The class was joined by members from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBARI … Continue reading

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Buoy Riding in the Name of Science

By Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Among the coolest aspects of interning at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are all of the opportunities for new and exciting experiences in marine science and engineering.  On a beautiful Moss Landing … Continue reading

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Trawling for Booty in the Briny Sea

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Classes at Moss Landing Marine Labs involve a lot of field trips, and this semester is no exception. On November 7, 2011 the marine ecology students ventured seaward to explore the ocean benthos. The students … Continue reading

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Learning About the Central Coast Through Geological Oceanography

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Other than a few awesome, albeit too short, trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I hadn’t spent much time in the Central Coast.  So when I moved up here for graduate school at MLML, … Continue reading

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