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."

Dr. Cailliet (MLML Faculty Emeritus) quoted in a National Geographic article on the challenges of aging sharks

How long do sharks live?  Recent studies using carbon radioisotopes suggest we've been underestimating the ages of sharks, especially older ones.  An article by National Geographic quotes our ichthyologist emeritus, Dr. Gregor Cailliet on the challenges of aging sharks using calcified growth bands:

Gregor Cailliet, professor emeritus at California's Moss Landing Marine Laboratories who has been aging sharks since the 1970s, says the banding method leads to the good, bad, and the ugly.

“The good are the ones where the growth zones and validated ages are identical. The bad is when they don’t mean anything. The ugly are the ones in which there are discrepancies.”

Read the full article here.