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Survivor: Ocean edition

Two weeks ago, my fellow labmate Jessica Jang and I headed to Newport, Oregon to learn how to survive the high seas in preparation for some trawls in which we will be participating later on this year. The FRAMD trawls … Continue reading

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A Point Sur Adventure

The Marine Ecology class embarked on a seafaring adventure last Monday on the Moss Landing research vessel the Point Sur to observe the biota of the Monterey Bay. The class was joined by members from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBARI … 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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Trawling for Booty in the Briny Sea

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Classes at Moss Landing Marine Labs involve a lot of field trips, and this semester is no exception. On November 7, 2011 the marine ecology students ventured seaward to explore the ocean benthos. The students … Continue reading

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Pinned to the Bottom of the Sea

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab I’ll admit, the prospect of spending ten days at sea aboard a 60 foot fishing vessel to do a fish survey had me a bit nervous.  The conditions in sunny southern California are nothing to … Continue reading

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Squat Lobster Caviar

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab This bright white crustacean is a squat lobster pulled from the deep during a government fishing survey in southern California.  Squat lobsters aren’t actually lobsters at all (they’re more closely related to porcelain crabs and … Continue reading

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Flapjack Devilfish

This octopus out of water is a strange sight, but it sheds a little light on the common name of the Flapjack Octopus, also known as the Flapjack Devilfish.  These squishy deep-dwelling creatures are the flattest species of octopuses.  You … Continue reading

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