About The Drop-In Blog
Have you ever wondered what being a marine scientist is really like? Well, 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 write candidly 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 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.
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Recent Blog Posts
“Wait, you still eat fish?” and other things marine science students are tired of hearingby Grace Teranishi, MLML Ichthyology Lab As marine scientists and scientists-in-training, we at MLML know we dodged a bullet in the decision against pursuing a career in, say, medicine—a …Read More »
MLML Climate Collective (MCC): Addressing the climate crisis with collective actionby Taylor Azizeh and Basil Darby, MLML Vertebrate Ecology Lab and MLML Physical Oceanography Lab These days, “climate change” seems like a buzzword in many settings. However, the rapid and …Read More »
Does science have market value? Understanding the influence of science on the economyby Jason Gonsalves, MLML Physical Oceanography Lab Eco-consciousness at first seems like an individual choice without wider implications. Working with Green Seal this past summer revealed the attachment of …Read More »
Fourteen students defend thesis research in 2021!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 »
Our Supercharge Experience: The Logan LabBy 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 »
Happy World Oceans Day!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 »
Microplastics in Monterey BayBy 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 »
What climate change means for water management in California and what you can do to helpBy 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 »
Climate Change and the Legacy of Moss LandingBy 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 »