About The Drop-In Blog
Have you ever wondered what being a marine scientist is really like? Well, then you’re in the right place! Welcome to The Drop-In, a blog run by the students of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.
Founded in 2008 by a small group of MLML students looking for a platform to candidly talk about their experiences as grad students, The Drop-In now has over 600 posts written by Moss grad students past and present. Here you will find everything from thesis research updates to whale facts to stories of adventures in the field!
The Drop-In Blog is currently managed by grad student editors Emily Montgomery, Kali Prescott, Keenan Guillas, and Grace Teranishi. If you have questions or comments about the blog, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Blog Posts
- By Emily Montgomery, MLML Phycology Lab 2021 was a complex year to be a graduate student, with global societal issues demanding our attention and energy alongside our usual scientific workload. …Read More »
- By Arie Dash, CSUMB Logan Lab The Logan Lab is the Marine Environmental Physiology Lab at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). We are a mix of graduate and undergraduate …Read More »
- By Kali Prescott, Vertebrate Ecology Lab A day near and dear to everyone here at MLML. Here is a brief history on World Ocean Day and a link to the …Read More »
Dissonance in science communication: Taking an evidence-based approach to discussing climate scienceBy Jason Gonsalves, MLML Physical Oceanography Lab You don’t have to be actively involved in the larger national discussion to know that climate change is an increasingly sensitive topic, …Read More »
- By Bri Sotkovsky, MLML Geological Oceanography Lab What are microplastics? Hi there! My name is Bri and for my graduate thesis work at Moss Landing Marine Labs I plan …Read More »
- By Allie Margulies, SFSU Estuary & Ocean Science Center Looking back on the past few years, it feels as though Californians have faced a climate related crisis almost every year, …Read More »
- By Erick Partida, MLML Chemical Oceanography Lab One of the many points of pride that Moss Landing Marine Laboratories holds up is the legacy of our former director Dr. …Read More »
- By Grace Teranishi, MLML Ichthyology Lab ⧪ Salinas, CA (Summer 2020) By now we’ve grown somewhat accustomed to the haze and the smell of smoke, the ash that dusts our …Read More »
- By Kameron Strickland, MLML Ichthyology Lab & CSUMB Image Analysis Lab Our pursuit for statistical power involves repeated trials and non-trivial sample sizes. After hundreds of fish dissections or thousands of …Read More »
- By Kayla Roy, MLML Ichthyology Lab When you think of sea food what do you think of? Do you picture a fish fillet, lobster bisque, or maybe fish and …Read More »