MLML’s Dr. Iliana Ruiz-Cooley publishes research on food webs in the California Current

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

MLML alumni making waves: John Heine, author & technical editor for new NOAA Dive Manual

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.

MLML’s Dr. Jon Geller’s research featured on the cover of Science

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.

MLML student Kristin Walovich discovers new species of ghost shark!

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