Tag Archives: thesis research

MPAs we’re diving today!

One of the great things about being a student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is going diving with your fellow students.  You get to see what they are studying and hopefully get some good karma or pay them back for … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Causes Heartbreak and Hardship for Scientists

By Dorota Szuta Benthic Ecology Lab To be honest, I was sure this would have been over by now. When the government shutdown first started, I didn’t think it could reasonably last more than a couple of days. Even now … 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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Adventures in Madagascar or On The Importance of Doing a Pilot Study!

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab This summer I hopped on a plane, flying 29 hours one way (via Paris — ooh la la) over a period of three days to spend nearly a month on the island of Madagascar working … Continue reading

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Fish Feeding Frenzy

In the southern California bight, the channel islands archipeligo sits in warm subtropical waters brought north along the coast from Mexico to the islands.  Toward the east, Santa Catalina Island supports many different fishes living in these warm waters.  On a … Continue reading

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Ask a Shark Researcher

By Diane Wyse, Physical Oceanography Lab In the spirit of sharing exciting new student research during Shark Week, we caught up with MLML and Pacific Shark Research Center graduate student Paul Clerkin.  During the spring semester of his first year … Continue reading

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A Rhodolith Thesis Defense: Thursday May 19th

Congratulations to Phycology Lab student Paul Tompkins, who will be defending his thesis this Tursday, May 19th, at noon.  Paul’s thesis is entitled “Distribution, Growth, and Disturbance of Catalina Island Rhodoliths.”  What’s a rhodolith, you ask?  If you can’t come … Continue reading

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