Tag Archives: Vertebrate Ecology Lab

Chronicles of a Curious Beachcomber

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab A few Sundays ago — Super Bowl Sunday, in fact — I took a three-hour walk along the beach at Fort Ord in Monterey, CA with Don Glasco, a systems engineer and former cartographer. This … 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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NOAA Budget Cuts: MLML Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Response Vanishing?

By Stephanie Hughes, Vertebrate Ecology Lab If marine mammals are deemed the “canary in the coal mine” for our oceans, how can we predict threats to oceans and human health if funds that support long-term monitoring of these sentinels are … Continue reading

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It’s Whale Soup Out Here!

Ok, so it’s not literally whale soup out here, but Monterey Bay has been full of humpback whales for the past few weeks.  Casey Clark, a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Labs, has been taking advantage of this opportunity … Continue reading

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Habitat Restoration: One Bird at a Time

by Angela Szesciorka, Vertebrate Ecology Lab “The latest tool in wildlife biology is a garden spade,” says Ryan Carle, as he happily describes his work with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, a nonprofit working worldwide to improve biodiversity conservation and increase understanding … Continue reading

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You’re Wearing a Red Fur Coat?

By Elizabeth McHuron, Vertabrate Ecology Lab This harbor seal was captured in San Francisco Bay as part of several students’ thesis projects.  One of these projects is looking at why harbor seals in San Francisco Bay are rusting (notice the … Continue reading

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How to Find a Dead Whale

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab STUNNING, isn’t it?     The magnificent power, the grace,  the vigor of truly giant life.  BUT, where do whales go when they die?? And, what about all those seals, sea lions, dolphins … … Continue reading

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