Dr. Mike Graham and Dr. Scott Hamilton have been awarded a grant with California Sea Grant to research sustainable aquaculture techniques integrating seaweeds and shellfish here at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. The grant is one of 32 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Program.
A new study is out with MLML's Research Faculty member, Dr. Iliana Ruiz-Cooley, as first author and includes co-authors from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and NOAA Fisheries West Coast. Their research challenges previous notions suggesting the pelagic food chain of the California Current was stable and therefore not easily affected by environmental disturbances.
Read the article here: Temporal variation in pelagic food chain length in response to environmental change
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories has a rich history of providing training and resources for research diving. John Heine graduated in 1982 with a M.S. from MLML, while working with Dr. Mike Foster, and later became the Diving Safety Officer (DSO) for MLML from 1985 – 2002. John has extensive experience diving from the Arctic to the Antarctic. John has authored a number of books on research diving and he recently was the author and technical editor for the new 800-page NOAA Diving Manual. You can read more about Diving at MLML during John’s time as DSO in the blog he wrote last year.
Congratulations to MLML's Dr. Jon Geller of the Invertebrate Zoology Lab and collaborators for their cover article in the recent issue of Science for their research on Tsunamu-driven rafting! Their research is also featured in perspective piece and a video, as well as being picked up by The Mercury News and The New York Times.
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