MLML/SJSU oyster restoration efforts featured in Alta Journal

Did you know that we have an on-site oyster hatchery at Moss Landing Marine Labs? In partnership with the Elkhorn Slough Natural Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR), researchers from the SJSU/MLML Aquaculture Center have been growing Olympia oysters since 2018 as part of an effort to restore the species in Elkhorn Slough.

Learn more about this important work in a new story just published in the Alta Journal.


Photo shows SJSU/MLML graduate student Jacob Harris examining three-month-old oysters growing on clamshells collected from Elkhorn Slough. Photo credit: Alta Journal

New paper from graduate student Rachel Aitchison documents first record of banded guitarfish in central California

Congratulations to SJSU/MLML grad student Rachel Aitchison on the publication of her first paper!

Rachel’s paper describes the first record of the banded guitarfish (shown to the right) in central California. This observation represents a major northward range expansion for this species which is typically found in waters off southern California and Mexico. Co-authors on this study include Rachel's MLML advisor Dr. David Ebert and graduate student Gammon Koval.

Read the newly published paper in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

Virtual Seminar – What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment – Feb 10


Ryan Walter, California Polytechnic State University - SLO

Hosted by the Physical Oceanography Lab

Presenting: "What lies beneath: Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment"

MLML Virtual Seminar | February 10th, 2022 at 4pm

Watch the Live Stream here or here

About the speaker:

Ryan Walter received his B.S. degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Environmental Engineering. His research interests are in the field of environmental fluid mechanics, and involve the application of fluid mechanics principles to the study of flow and transport processes in the environment. His research focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental fluid mechanics, specifically how various physical processes affect ecosystem health and biological processes in coastal systems. His current research projects include investigating shallow water internal wave dynamics, circulation and transport processes in upwelling bays, nearshore dissolved oxygen dynamics, scenarios for offshore wind energy along the California coast, and the role that estuarine hydrodynamics play in shaping seagrass systems in a local estuary. He also runs an ocean observing network along the Central California Coast.