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The Success of Open House 2014

By Melissa Nehmens PSRC This past weekend, Moss Landing Marine Labs opened our doors and welcomed everyone to our annual Open House event. For those of you new to Moss Landing traditions (as I am as a first year student), … Continue reading

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Beach Wrack: What is it and why is it here?

By Jarred Klosinski, Phycology Lab If you’re like me and take long walks on the beach, you may have noticed more mounds of algae along the shore. These mounds are called beach wrack and can contain kelps as well as … Continue reading

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Tidepooling Take Two

By Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Earlier this week, three graduate student volunteers and I ventured to Bay View Academy in Monterey to talk with the fourth grade class about trophic levels and intertidal zonation.  I had the unique opportunity to lead … Continue reading

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Big Creek a Big Success

Twelve days is not a lot of time to absorb everything you need to know to be a scientific diver, but we spend long days learning and coffee helps us get through.  During August we teach a two-week long intensive … Continue reading

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That’s Not a Seashell!

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology At 66 feet long, 19 feet wide, and 7 feet tall, the massive dock that washed ashore on Oregon’s Agate Beach is larger then anything I have ever found on the beach.  … Continue reading

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Farming Underwater in Chile, South America

The Moss Landing Global Kelp Systems class was fortunate enough to dive in a kelp farm designed to grow Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera on lines.  The kelp farm had large kelp crabs which aggregated because the kelp is their preferred food, similar … Continue reading

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A Cold Awakening

by Emily Donham, Ichthyology Lab “What have I done!?”  This is my first thought as I plunge into the frigid waters at Stillwater Cove.  Having just moved to Moss Landing after spending the past eight years in tropical Hawaii, this … Continue reading

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Stillwater Cove Thesis Work – algae bracelets

Stillwater Cove is one of the best studied kelp beds in the world.  Moss Landing Marine Lab’s very own Mike Fox is studying giant kelp growth in Stillwater.  The R/V John Martin took a group out to tag giant kelp in … Continue reading

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So Why Bother Studying Seaweeds, Anyway?

By Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months diving, tidepooling, and digging through rotting wrack on the beach in search of seaweeds.  Sometimes I get skunked, driven out by the swell, weather, … Continue reading

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Get Hit with Waves to Live on the Beach?

On a recent Moss Landing Marine Lab field trip, the Biology of Seaweeds class went exploring north of the bay for different types of marine algae.  The algae pictured here is a really tough one compared to the others.  The Sea Palm, Postelsia … Continue reading

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