Tag Archives: Geological Oceanography Lab

Good Vibrations: Constructing a Vibracore for Extreme Sediment Coring

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab A lot of people make bucket lists, such as the “before I turn 30” list or the classic “before I kick the bucket” list.  My personal bucket list, what I call the “self-sufficiency” list, … Continue reading

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Kenji: Cruising with an ROV

 by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab First year students at Moss Landing Marine Labs are encouraged to seize every opportunity to get involved in research.  That is just what Kenji Soto is doing (December 7th-23rd) as a volunteer on the Research … 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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Licking rocks?

During the MS 141 Geologic Oceanography field trip on monday October the 10th, I learned something new about a place I have been visiting for years.  Panther Beach is about 10 miles north of Santa Cruz and a diverse, dynamic … Continue reading

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300 million year old rock made of organism skeletons!

The MS 141 Geological Oceanography class traveled to the Marin headlands to visit many rocky outcrops.  The folded rock near rodeo beach San Francisco was most impressive.  This rock was around 300 million years old.  Composed of layer upon layer of radiolarian skeletons, … Continue reading

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Drop-In to MLML Open House: Get Your Hands Dirty

The Geological Oceanography lab rocks, literally.  The rhodolith pictured here is made from calcium carbonate much similar to the bone in our bodies.  This alga makes beautiful sand beaches we all enjoy.  To learn more about beach formation and the … Continue reading

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Drop-In to MLML Open House: Like Sand Through Your Fingers

Open House is a great chance to take a hands-on approach to science. Geological Oceanography Lab student Briar Kitaguchi shows visitors how wind can sort sand grains by size by moving them different distances.  Ocean waves and currents can do … Continue reading

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The Great Glauchonite Hunt

by Jeremiah Brower, Geological Oceanography Lab Over the last couple of years I’ve learned that certain grants have been difficult to get because some people don’t consider Marine Geologists (or Geologic Oceanographers…the terms are interchangeable, one just seems to roll … Continue reading

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Keep On Rockin’ in the Sea World

You may not believe me when I say this, but not all marine science takes place underwater. That’s right… you don’t even have to get wet to study the seafloor! No, I haven’t been sucking the helium from my SpongeBob balloon, and I’m not off my rocker – I just got back from my first Geological Oceanography field trip. Continue reading

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Science Cafe: Laser-bots on the Beach

Infrared laser-scanning robots may sound like something straight out of Star Wars, but lucky top-notch scientists get to play with them too.  Come hear Professor Ivano Aiello of the Geological Oceanography Lab talk about how these cool tools can continuously … Continue reading

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