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Aquacultural Methods for the Restoration of the Olympia Oyster ( Ostrea lurida) in Elkhorn Slough

  Post by guest blogger, Daniel Gossard, a graduate student in our Phycology Lab.   VIDEO CAPTION: A compound microscope shows an up close and personal view of one of the Oly larva. After some time having developed within the mantle … Continue reading

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A Day on the Water Tagging Whales

Brijonnay Madrigal of the Vertebrate Ecology lab authored this post on whale tagging as part of Dr. Gitte McDonald’s Marine Mammal class blog series.      Tagging marine mammals is a highly difficult procedure and a skill that requires extreme … Continue reading

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MLML Students at the Forefront of Marine Science: Will Fennie, Ichthyology Lab

Whether it be out in the field or inside the lab, conducting research is often what people imagine as the highlight of science. However, once that research is completed, then what? For many scientists, it’s the impact of their research that … Continue reading

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!   Every June 8th, marine and citizen scientists around the globe spread the word about celebrating our oceans and taking action to protect the diversity of life within. We are celebrating World Oceans Day on the island of Tetiaroa … Continue reading

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Tales from the Field in Antarctica: Post 1

Dr. Valerie Loeb is an adjunct professor at Moss Landing Marine Labs. Currently, she functions as an independent Antarctic ecosystem research scientist collaborating with Jarrod Santora of UC Santa Cruz. In April, she headed out to sea with a new … Continue reading

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Ballast water and epifluorescence microscopy

by Liz Lam, Biological Oceanography Lab Ballast water treatment and testing is a big focus here in the Biological Oceanography lab, and this is no exception even when it comes to class projects.  Last semester, I started a project aiming … Continue reading

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Ballast Water Creature Counting

Although I’m only a first-year graduate student here at Moss Landing, I’ve had the pleasure of working on the ballast water testing team with the Biological Oceanography lab for over a year now.  Aquatic invasive species have become an increasingly … Continue reading

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