Tag Archives: Geological Oceanography

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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Understanding Early Diagenesis in the Monterey Bay

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab Sedimentation is the process by which particles sink and accumulate on the seafloor. Layers upon layers of these settled materials tell the story of the oceans and climate from which they originated. Alterations to these … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Most of my posts tend to reflect my love of marine mammals, specifically the large, “charismatic whales” as they are oft referred to. But I wanted to tell you about one of my day jobs. … Continue reading

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Chilean Columns of Basalt!

While on a beach down in Chile, South America the Moss Landing Marine Labs Global Systems class stumbled on a series of interesting rock features.  The low silica rock of Chile flows easily and comes from molten lava, when it … Continue reading

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Dozens of Diatoms

By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab The last field trip of the fall semester for the Geological Oceanography class was to the Monterey Formation on Toro Road in the Salinas Basin. As we drove up through the hills on the … 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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Sampling the Seafloor with a Lunar Lander?

Just like a space rover, this instrument is designed to help us study places that are inhospitable to people.  But rather than the furthest reaches of space,  this corer travels to the depths of the sea to where it collects … Continue reading

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