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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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To Meet a Giant: Responding to a Stranded Baby Gray Whale

by Brynn Hooton-Kaufman It started as any good weekend day might.  A good cup of coffee, a good book, and a view of the bay.  I like to park my car looking out over the tidepools at Asilomar and read, … Continue reading

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Big Miracle: A Whale of a Story from Operation Breakthrough

Tomorrow, Big Miracle will open in box offices across the nation, telling the story of the 1988 rescue of three gray whales trapped in the ice near Barrow, Alaska.  Dr. Jim Harvey, MLML Director and professor (and MLML alumnus), played … Continue reading

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A Whale Tale (Well, Tail Actually)

Unfortunately for many marine mammals, vessels running on the water may not see the animals near the surface, and will collide with them.  If you are on the water make sure to have many people viewing the water for any … Continue reading

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Drop-In to MLML Open House: Birds and Babies

You can get up close to birds and whales at Open House without scaring them or getting wet!  The Vertebrate Ecology Lab has many cool birds on display – its amazing how many different birds we have in and around … Continue reading

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Sperm Whale-Sized Calamari

Going eye to eye with this Robust Clubhook Squid is one of the many experiences that await visitors who tour Moss Landing Marine Labs.  Large squid are favorite snacks of sperm whales, as the artist’s rendering on the wall suggests.   … Continue reading

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