MLML 2017 Scholarship Reception

Every year, MLML awards many competitive scholarships thanks to $25,000 raised in part by Open House donations. Students are recognized for exceptional academic merit, outstanding community service and MLML involvement, and potential to succeed in a marine science career. Here are the 2017 recipients! Click on the photo gallery below to see pictures from the event. 

John H. Martin Scholarship
          Cody Dawson
Xiphias Martin Scholarship
          Drew Burrier
James Nybakken Scholarship
          Martin Jinchen Guo
Bill Watson Memorial Scholarship
          June Shrestha
Signe Lundstrum Memorial Scholarships
          Jen Chiu
          Jimmy Williamson
Sonia Linnik Hamilton Marine Science Scholarship
          Alex Olson
Simpkins Family Marine Science Scholarships
          Angela Zepp
          Bonnie Brown
          Amanda Heidt
          Elizabeth Ramsay
Loury Family Marine Science Outreach Scholarship
          June Shrestha
MLML Scholar Awards
           Patrick Daniel
           Stephanie Schneider
MLML Wave Awards
           First-year Students
                         Rachel Brooks
                         Brijonnay Madrigal
           Continuing Students
                         Breanna Machuca
                         Natalie Yingling
           Students with Approved Proposals
                        Steve Cunningham
                        Martin Jinchen Guo
                        Holly Chiswell
Thank you to our generous donors and Friends of MLML for making these scholarships possible, and to the Scholarship Committees for their much-appreciated service to the students and greater community. 

Open House Spring 2017

Take a look at what students had in store for this year's MLML Open House. Thanks to all of those who came by and a special thanks to the students, faculty and donors that helped raise money for student scholarships! Six months of planning came together for two days of marine science with over 2700 visitors. This year the MLML Open House raised nearly $8,000 for student scholarships! 

The students of MLML would like to give our sincerest thank you to everyone who has helped with this year's Open House and crowdfunding efforts for student scholarships. Support came from MLML alumni, current staff & faculty, friends, family, and local businesses. Likewise, our first ever crowdfunding campaign was supported by 28 donors and met 104% of its targeted goal. Thank you so much!

Check out the picture gallery below to relive some more Open House fun.  

Spring 2017 Seminar Series Schedule

Get ready for this semester's line up! 




8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing CA  95039

Please contact our Front Desk with any questions or requests for accommodation (MLML is ADA accessible):, 831-771-4400




Speaker Host Title

First Day of Instruction


Kenneth Coale, MLML Chemical Oceanography Seeing through the fog: The cycling of mercury from sea to land
2-Feb Paul Leary, Hopkins Marine Station Phycology

Observations, causes and potential consequences of small-scale temperature and oxygen variability in a kelp forest system


Alison Stimpert, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Combining acoustics and technology to advance conservation of marine mammals in California
16-Feb Amy Wagner, Sacramento State University Geological Oceanography

Corals as a proxy for ocean and climate variability


Diana LaScala-Gruenewald, Hopkins Benthic Ecology The roles of competition, movement strategy and plasticity in the foraging behavior of an intertidal limpet
2-Mar John Carlos Garza, NOAA SFSC Ichthyology

Genetic analysis reveals the bases of life history variation in marine fishes


Qing Wang, Naval Postgraduate School Physical Oceanography Air-Sea Interaction in the Eyes of Boundary Layer Meteorologists
16-Mar Salvador Jorgensen, MBAQ PSRC & Fisheries Conservation Biology

Tracking white sharks to an ocean desert


Holly Bowers, MLML Invertebrate Zoology & Environmental Technology Lab Molecular approaches and mobile sampling platforms unravel diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia in Monterey Bay

Spring Break – No Seminar


Judith Connor, MBARI Biological Oceanography & MLML Library Developing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
13-Apr Kerry Nickols, CSUMB Phycology

Seeing the ocean and the forest: understanding the drivers of biogeochemical variability in kelp forests


Jerry Kooyman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vertebrate Ecology From Bourdon tubes and kitchen timers to microprocessors, accelerometers, videocams, and endless other widgets
27-Apr Tim Davidson, Sacramento State University Ichthyology

Bioerosion in a changing world or Control of a native and introduced foundation species by marine and terrestrial enemies


Jenny Giles, Hopkins Marine Station PSRC & Fisheries Conservation Biology Shark fin forensics and research diagnostics
11-May Sara Elshafie, UC Berkeley Invertebrate Zoology

Engaging Any Audience: Filmmaking Story Art Techniques to Effectively Communicate Science