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Boo who?

by Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab With beautiful clear days, pumpkins cozying up to lab equipment, and excited exclamations about whale sightings emanating from lab and faculty offices alike, we are feeling the spirit of the season here at Moss!  … 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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Come Dive Along With Us at Catalina Island: CalamariCare

The California Market Squid lives from Alaska to Baja, Mexico.  They only live for 4-9 months!  Their brief life cycle has four stages: eggs, hatchlings, juveniles, and adults.  These eggs laid by the females will take 3-5 weeks to hatch. … Continue reading

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Come Dive Along With Us at Catalina Island: Baby Calamari

The large amount of California Market Squid eggs means a feast for many other organisms in the bays around Catalina Island.  Many fish, invertebrates and sharks such as this Angel Shark will use this abundant food source during the winter. … Continue reading

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Come Dive Along With Us at Catalina Island: Eggy Encounter

Diving in the marine reserve at Big Fisherman’s Cove near USC Wrigley Institute, diver Paul Tompkins observes squid eggs which span his entire view.  This does not happen often according to the people working and living at the Marine Science … Continue reading

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Hey teachers! Get a 6 ft. frozen squid in the mail!

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Unwrapping a jumbo-squid-sized mail delivery was but a dream for marine scientist hopefuls of yesteryear.  Now, thanks to our pals at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station, your students can have that experience in your own classroom! … Continue reading

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Cool Creatures: Flashy firefly squid rival any holiday light display

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Happy Holidays from The Drop-In!  Our gift to you is a Creature Feature of one our most popular celebrities.   “Firefly squid” and “bioluminescent squid” are some of the most frequent search terms that lead … Continue reading

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Vote for your favorite holiday marine creature!

The authors of The Drop-In are locked in the vice-grip of final tests, projects, papers, you name it, along with the rest of the MLML community.  But the holiday break is approaching as quickly as our wandering attention spans.  For … Continue reading

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