Tag Archives: marine mammals

CSI: Marine Mammal 🐋 – A day in the life of an MLML stranding responder

By Lauren Cooley, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab The hotline rang at 2pm and I quickly ran across the lab to grab the phone, excited to find out what new adventure awaited me. “Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Stranding Network, this is … Continue reading

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Navigating a changing world: The challenges giant whales face as they search for bluer pastures

by Jenn Tackaberry, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab As a marine biologist, part of my job is to study the behavior of whales and how they interact with their environment. Many projects I am involved in are long-term (40+ years) studies … Continue reading

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MLML at the Marine Mammal Conference

By Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab This week marked the 21st Biennial conference of the Society of Marine Mammology (SMM) .  For any budding marine mammologist, this conference is a dream come true – many of the great authors and researchers that … Continue reading

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Sea otters participate in coastal restoration

by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab There’s a new reason to love the world’s smallest marine mammal species – so let’s talk sea otters! These voracious predators are again making headlines in the science world as a new paper comes … Continue reading

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“Tails” from The Field

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Since May, the mammal lab has been as quiet as a post-apocalyptic library (yep, that quiet). For the marine mammologist (and birder), summer time is all about fieldwork — followed by lots and lots of … 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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They’re BACK!

If you have been holding off on going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium until the sea otter exhibit re-opens…Now is the time!  On Saturday, March 23rd the exhibit was once again opened for the public.  I was there – and … Continue reading

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Chronicles of a Curious Beachcomber

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab A few Sundays ago — Super Bowl Sunday, in fact — I took a three-hour walk along the beach at Fort Ord in Monterey, CA with Don Glasco, a systems engineer and former cartographer. This … Continue reading

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Check out the R/V Pt. Sur Blog!

The research vessel Pt. Sur has nearly completed its 8,000 mile journey to Antarctica! While crossing the Drake Passage, the crew was able to capture some great photos of the wildlife they observed.  Check out the Pt. Sur Blog to … Continue reading

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Dem bones, dem dry bones

by Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Most of us remember the song from childhood: ‘Toe bone connected to the foot bone, Foot bone connected to the leg bone, Leg bone connected to the knee bone…’ But here at MLML the students in … Continue reading

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