Scott Benson, MLML Research Affiliate, Speaking at the MBNMS Exploration Center – October 12th, 2018

Come hear MLML Research Affiliate Scott Benson at Leatherback Turtle Day!

When: October 12th, 2018 5-8pm

Where: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

Scott Benson's Talks:

5:45pm: Leatherback Turtles in the California Current: Why do they cross the Pacific?

7:15pm: Updates from Leatherback's nesting beaches in the Western Pacific

Click here for more info!

Pacific Shark Research Center at Sharktoberfest! – October 4th, 2018

Visit PSRC at Sharktoberfest NightLife

MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center will be at the California Academy of Sciences on October 4th for their Sharktoberfest NightLife Event.  Come ask all your shark questions, or attend one of their talks:

7pm: MLML Grad Student Vicky Vasquez will speak about being the first researcher to identify the elusive Ninja lanternshark.

9pm: MLML Faculty Dr. Dave Ebert has a talk titled “State of Emergency: Searching For Sri Lanka’s Lost Sharks”

Click here for more info!

Come to MLML Open House! – April 28th & 29th, 2018

Come to MLML's 2018 Open House Weekend!

Saturday & Sunday, April 28th-29th, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ocean fun for all ages!     Arts & crafts     Food and drinks for purchase     Live touch tanks

Marine life puppet show   |   Meet faculty, staff, and students   |   Raffles & prizes     Research talks

Can't make Open House, but want to support graduate student research?  You can support student scholarships by donating to our Crowdfunding Campaign!

2018 Oceans Colloquium – April 15th, 2018

Come to the 9th Annual Oceans Colloquium!

"Rising Ocean Leaders"

Sunday April 15th, 2018 9am - 4:30pm

Moss Landing Marine Labs

Hosted by the Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education (MARINE).  MLML Graduate Student Amanda Heidt is one of the organizers!

Registration is free and open to the MARINE community

MARINE’s annual Oceans Colloquium focuses on non-traditional means of communicating about the ocean and encourages participants to present their work in engaging formats. The colloquium also promotes professional development in communication and collaboration through interactive discussions.

Featuring:  Keynote speakers  |  Short talks  |  Panel discussion  |  Ocean STEAM Fair

To register, click here.  Registration to attend closes April 13th, 2018.

MLML Research Affiliate, Scott Benson, to speak at MBARI – March 21st, 2018


Leatherback sea turtles in the California Current:
Why leatherbacks cross the Pacific

A talk by Scott Benson

Scott Benson, MLML Research Affiliate and lead investigator of the leatherback turtle ecology program at NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, will be speaking at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on Wednesday, March 21st at 3pm.

Click here for more information!

Join MLML’s Dave Ebert at Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library’s Meet the Author Event – February 22nd, 2018

Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library

Meet the Author: Dave Ebert

Dr. Dave Ebert, director of MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center, will be speaking about lost sharks at the Pacific Grove Library this month:

Date: February 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm - 9pm

Doors Open: 7:20pm

Admission: requested donation of $10

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Join MLML at Whalefest Monterey January 27th and 28th!

Dive into the 8th Annual Whalefest Monterey with us this weekend!

MLML students will be tabling all weekend with many specimens on hand from the Pacific Shark Research Center.

On Saturday at 2pm, our emeritus ichthyologist, Dr. Greg Cailliet, will be speaking in the Wharf Theater about Monterey's subtidal fishes.  His talk is titled: "Below Pacific Tides - Fishes that live in Subtidal Habitats in Monterey Bay."

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.