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A Day on the Water Tagging Whales

Brijonnay Madrigal of the Vertebrate Ecology lab authored this post on whale tagging as part of Dr. Gitte McDonald’s Marine Mammal class blog series.      Tagging marine mammals is a highly difficult procedure and a skill that requires extreme … Continue reading

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By Catherine Drake, Invertebrate Zoology Lab These are some exciting times in the Monterey Bay! Recently, five different species of whales have  been spotted within our bay! We all have probably seen the humpbacks that have been hanging around since there is still … Continue reading

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Whalefest: Not Just a Tale of Whales

By Melissa Nehmens, PSRC On January 25th and 26th, the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf held its 4th annual Whalefest event to celebrate the migration of grey whales. Thanks to the efforts of fellow Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) student, Kristin Walovich, … 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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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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Tis the season for MLML Open House

Tis the season for MLML Open House By Michelle Marraffini Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab The spring semester is buzzing with activity from classes, field trips, and preparing for Open House. Have you ever walked inside the belly of … Continue reading

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Whalefest 2013 this weekend at the Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Celebrate the return of the Grey Whales to the Monterey Bay at the Whalefest Monterey 2013 event this weekend Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th ! This event aims to bring public awareness to the marine non-profits that influence … Continue reading

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