From around Monterey Bay: Lasers & Larvaceans

We at Hopkins Marine Station are lucky to be situated in Monterey Bay where so many interesting questions in marine biology are waiting to be answered. What makes the Bay even more exciting is that we are near other institutions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium right next door and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute…

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Developmental Biology in the Ocean

Along with teaching undergraduates, there are opportunities for graduate education at the Hopkins Marine Station! An intrepid bunch of graduate students in a variety of disciplines from Stanford’s main campus are headed into the final hours of “Developmental Biology in the Ocean 2018.” This three-week course at focuses on the embryology and larval development of a broad…

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Undergraduates survey the intertidal zone

In the spring at Hopkins Marine Station, the best low tides often occur in the early morning. For undergraduate students wanting to learn more about the plants and animals along the Monterey coast, this means waking up early, putting on warm field clothes, and walking out among the mussels, anemones, and algae. Everything is golden…

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Hidden tidepools of the kelp forest

Along the rocky coastline of California, tidepools are a common sight. On a sunny weekend in Monterey, you can often see children, families, and curious tourists scrambling over seaweed to catch a glimpse of the diverse critters hiding in and around the many tidepools nestled among the rocks. Tidepools are special because they exist at…

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Humpback and Forth In Search of Blues

“If You Forget the Coffee, I’ll Cry” We were heading down from Hopkins Marine Station to Santa Barbara for a two-week ocean voyage to put suction cup tags on blue whales. This trip had been in the planning stage for months and required extensive collaboration between multiple professors and their students from universities around the…

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