Tag Archives: Vertebrate Ecology Lab

MLML at the Marine Mammal Conference

By Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab This week marked the 21st Biennial conference of the Society of Marine Mammology (SMM) .  For any budding marine mammologist, this conference is a dream come true – many of the great authors and researchers that … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath, and dive in with our new Vertebrate Ecologist!

Next semester, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories will welcome a new faculty member: Dr. Birgitte I. McDonald.  She is replacing Director Jim Harvey as the new head of the Vertebrate Ecology Lab.  Gitte agreed to answer a few questions about herself in … Continue reading

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Sea otters participate in coastal restoration

by Jackie Lindsey, Vertebrate Ecology Lab There’s a new reason to love the world’s smallest marine mammal species – so let’s talk sea otters! These voracious predators are again making headlines in the science world as a new paper comes … 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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One woman, one horse, and one dog: A 450-mile adventure!

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Warning, this is about horses — terrestrial mammals, yes. But as you may know, cetaceans did come from an ungulate lineage. So settle down kids. I wanted to tell you all a little bit about … Continue reading

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A Visit to Año Nuevo Island

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab In March the MS211 class (Ecology of Marine Turtles, Birds and Mammals) climbed onto a small inflatable boat, pointed offshore, and ran a half mile obstacle course through rocks, waves, and seals to Año Nuevo … Continue reading

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Taking to the High Seas on the R/V Point Sur

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab Last Monday, I bussed it to Santa Barbara then hopped a train to San Diego. One night in a hotel and an overpriced taxi ride later, and I was laying eyes on the R/V Point … Continue reading

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