Press Coverage

MLML PRESS COVERAGE

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Kathleen Donahue, Assistant to the Director
kdonahue@mlml.calstate.edu or phone (831) 771-4405

Recent Press Coverage

  • SJSU/MLML research affiliate Sea Otter Savvy organizes Sea Otter Awareness Week 2020

    SJSU/MLML research affiliate Sea Otter Savvy organizes Sea Otter Awareness Week 2020

    Sea Otter Savvy, a research and educational organization and SJSU/MLML research affiliate, is hosting Sea Otter Awareness Week 2020. Held annually during the last week of September, Sea Otter Awareness Week (SOAW) is a celebration of these unique marine mammals. SOAW activities include include sharing stories, disseminating science, and generating …
  • EPA awards nearly $1 million in grant funds to SJSU/MLML researchers studying harmful algal blooms

    EPA awards nearly $1 million in grant funds to SJSU/MLML researchers studying harmful algal blooms

    We are excited to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a nearly $1 million grant to San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories to address the environmental challenges posed by harmful algal blooms (HABs). SJSU/MLML research faculty member Dr. Holly Bowers and Central Coast Wetlands …
  • SJSU/MLML aquaculture researchers help restore native Olympia oysters to Elkhorn Slough

    SJSU/MLML aquaculture researchers help restore native Olympia oysters to Elkhorn Slough

    The first effort to use aquaculture to restore native Olympia oysters in California has proven a success thanks to a team of researchers from San Jose State University/MLML, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and California Sea Grant. Once so abundant that they could be harvested by the tens of …
  • Professor Gitte McDonald receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

    Professor Gitte McDonald receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

    MLML is excited to announce that Dr. Birgitte (Gitte) McDonald, faculty member of San José State University, has been awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for $935,931. The Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) supports promising young scientists, providing funds to allow them to greatly expand their …
  • Research faculty member Dr. Iliana Ruiz-Cooley studies movement of harmful algal bloom toxins through food web

    Research faculty member Dr. Iliana Ruiz-Cooley studies movement of harmful algal bloom toxins through food web

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur when colonies of toxin-producing algae grow out of control. Along the California coast, some of those most severe blooms are caused by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia (pictured here), which produces a neurotoxin called domoic acid. This toxin accumulates in small fish, like sardines and anchovies, which …
  • Alumna Brijonnay Madrigal awarded NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

    Alumna Brijonnay Madrigal awarded NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

    MLML alumna Brijonnay Madrigal was recently named a 2020 Nancy Foster Scholar! The highly competitive NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program supports women and minorities pursuing graduate research in oceanography and marine biology. Bri received her MS in Marine Science from MLML in 2019. Her master’s thesis research through our …
  • Professors Michael Graham and Scott Hamilton receive new California Sea Grant funding

    Professors Michael Graham and Scott Hamilton receive new California Sea Grant funding

    SJSU/MLML Professors Michael Graham of our Phycology Lab and Scott Hamilton of our Ichthyology Lab have received new grant funding from California Sea Grant. Their project titled “Assessment of practical methods for re-establishment of northern California bull kelp populations at an ecologically relevant scale” will focus on restoring native seaweed …
  • Professor Gitte McDonald featured on Voices from Antarctica Podcast

    Professor Gitte McDonald featured on Voices from Antarctica Podcast

    SJSU/MLML Professor Gitte McDonald and Vertebrate Ecology Lab graduate student Parker Forman are featured in the latest episode of Radio New Zealand’s Voices from Antarctica podcast. Last fall, Dr. McDonald traveled to Cape Crozier, Antarctica to lead a team of researchers studying the foraging ecology of emperor penguins. Learn more …
  • Professor Ivano Aiello collaborates with NOAA Fisheries on Butano Creek Restoration

    Professor Ivano Aiello collaborates with NOAA Fisheries on Butano Creek Restoration

    For decades, sediment buildup in Butano Creek has caused a number of problems for fish and people alike. This sediment has blocked migrating steelhead and coho salmon, contributed to major fish die-offs, and flooded roads and local communities in San Mateo county. In response to these many issues, the National …
  • 30 years: The iron hypothesis is no more

    30 years: The iron hypothesis is no more

    On 20 February 2020, Heather Stoll published a paper in Nature chronicling the history of the Iron Hypothesis, which was proposed by Dr. John Martin. John Martin was a pioneer in his field, and was the Director of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories/San José State University for 17 years (1976 - …