Tag Archives: Moss Landing Marine Labs

How the Seagulls See Us

While aloft in a small plane, recent MLML grad Heather Hawk snapped this aerial shot of Moss Landing Marine Labs.  A whole wall of the lab faces the Old Salinas River Channel and its pickleweed marsh.  The flying snowy egrets … Continue reading

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Sperm Whale-Sized Calamari

Going eye to eye with this Robust Clubhook Squid is one of the many experiences that await visitors who tour Moss Landing Marine Labs.  Large squid are favorite snacks of sperm whales, as the artist’s rendering on the wall suggests.   … Continue reading

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That’s MISTER Steller Sea Lion to You, Buddy

Meet Ralph.  He’s our resident stuffed Steller Sea Lion and general pinniped ambassador.  Facing off with this giant beast is just one of the many experiences that await tour visitors at Moss Landing Marine Labs.  Steller sea lions are largest … Continue reading

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Blending into Nature

When the current Moss Landing Marine Labs facility was built in 2000, the Habitat Restoration group of the Benthic Ecology Lab restored the surrounding dunes from nonnative ice plant to native California vegetation.  The lab itself seems to blend into … Continue reading

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