Thanks to CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) for funding a new project: Remote forcing of seasonal currents in the California Current System, for MLML's Physical Oceanography lab lead by Dr. Tom Connolly.
The article stemmed from a workshop Dr. McDonald, Dr. Stimpert and collegues hosted at the Marine Mammal Conference in 2015 on Career Life Balance in marine mammal science.
Follow this link for the full paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/mms.12407/full
Congratulations to recent MLML graduate, Liz Gagneron, of the Biological Oceanography lab and current student, Heather Kramp, of the Ichthyology lab for their new state fellowship positions with California Sea Grant.
Read more about the Seagrant fellowships here: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/class-of-2017-state-fellows-announced
Kristin Walovich, graduate student in the Pacific Shark Research Center here at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, is featured in a Live Science article with her discovery of the second largest species of ghost shark: Hydrolagus erithacus.
Read the full article here: Smile! New Bucktoothed Ghost Shark Species Discovered
Read Walovich's paper, published in Zootaxa, here: Hydrolagus erithacus sp. nov. (Chimaerifirmes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is featured in the Fall-Winter 2016 issue of The Washington Square, San Jose State University's alumni magazine. MLML was also mentioned in the message from President Mary Papazian in this issue.
Read the feature here: http://blogs.sjsu.edu/wsq/2016/12/02/a-50-year-wave/
SJSU FALL-WINTER 2016 / FEATURE
The Harbor Seals at Alameda Point have a new floating haul out site to replace the old wooden dock previously used. The floating site is gradually being moved to acclimate the seals to a safe place to rest near the ferry maintenance facility. Dr. Harvey provided insight on float design and location.
Read more about how Harbor Seals Adapt to New Home Afloat: http://alamedasun.com/news/harbor-seals-adapt-new-home-float
Two harbor seals sleep on the new float provided by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority. The metal grab hooks on the float were installed so that the fabricator could lower the float into the water. Once the float is anchored at its permanent location, the hooks will be removed and the voids grouted, although the seals like using them as pillows. One side of the float has a ramp for easy access. Photo by: Richard Bangert
Angela Zepp, a third year graduate student in the Phycology lab, has been awarded the prestigious Zale Parry Scholarship. Angela is the Assistant Dive Safety Officer at MLML and is studying Desmarestia ligulata in Stillwater cove.
Angela's award page: http://www.auas-nogi.org/2016-winner
Zale Parry Scholarship website: http://www.auas-nogi.org/scholarships