The Drop-In Managers

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Amanda Heidt, Invertebrate Zoology Lab

“It wasn’t until I got to college that my passion for Marine Biology finally found a foothold, but 6 years on I can’t imagine wanting to do anything else. I work primarily with invertebrates, and I maintain that they are just as cool as your charismatic megafauna if you just take the time to learn a bit about them. I’ve been brought onto the blog team to provide a first-year’s insight into life at Moss.”  Read More


Vicky Vásquez, Pacific Shark Research Center

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnce I realized how misunderstood shark species have become through the public eye, I became interested in attaining and spreading accurate information on this wide range of species. In doing so, sharks opened my intrigue towards a greater focus of marine science and its many wonders.Read more