Tag Archives: Monterey Bay Aquarium

First Thoughts From a First Year

Amanda is a first-year graduate student working in the Invertebrate Zoology lab at MLML. She’s here to provide an insider’s opinion on the graduate process beginning with day one. You can follow Amanda on Instagram (@scatter_cushion) for more sciency goings-ons … Continue reading

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Whalefest: Not Just a Tale of Whales

By Melissa Nehmens, PSRC On January 25th and 26th, the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf held its 4th annual Whalefest event to celebrate the migration of grey whales. Thanks to the efforts of fellow Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) student, Kristin Walovich, … Continue reading

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A Scientist’s Summer

By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology Lab It’s that time of year again, summer.  The glorious few months off from classes we graduate students have to catch up of research, work, and sometimes even fun things.   Me and a few of … 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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Life’s a Beach

By Catherine Drake and Michelle Marraffini, Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab Photos by: Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab Summer is here on the Central Coast and MLML students as well as a few MBARI interns took some time off … Continue reading

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Come Dive With Me in the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

By Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab So far, this event has been the highlight of my graduate school career.  I got to dive in the kelp forest tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  The same tank that I stared into for … Continue reading

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That Doesn’t Look Like It Belongs in the Monterey Bay Aquarium…

That’s no sheephead!  It’s phycology student Paul Tompkins diving in the Monterey Bay Aquarium kelp forest tank.  Paul is keeping an eye on his lab-mates, who are surveying the algae in the tank for the Aquarium.  Stayed tuned in for … Continue reading

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Meet Brynn: Diving into Seaweeds and Scuba

by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman, Phycology Lab I think it’s about time that I tell you about my adventures at Moss Landing Marine Labs.  I’m deep into my third year of grad school here, and I have yet to write a blog. … Continue reading

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How to Feed Sharks – and Get Paid!

Juan Manuel (Manny) Ezcurra has a job many would give their right pectoral fin for – he works with elasmobranchs (read: sharks!) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! How did his master’s at Moss Landing Marine Labs prepare him for this … Continue reading

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Teachers Splash into the Lab and Field

Grad students at MLML work with adjunct professor Dr. Simona Bartl through the Teacher Enhancement Program to help teachers incorporate the resources of a marine lab into their classrooms. This June, 20 teachers from around California participated in the week-long … Continue reading

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