Paradise Irradiated

by on November 1, 2018 9:25 pm
Diving in a nuclear bomb crater is surreal. A truly catastrophic event took place here, and yet here you are, swimming among corals, reef fish, and sharks. Everyone is just going about their business- swimming, eating, searching for a mate- as if there’s nothing unusual about their surroundings. It’s hard not to wonder how recovery… Read more Paradise Irradiated

Hopkins Marine Station Open House: Science for Everyone!

by on September 27, 2018 2:53 am
The Hopkins Marine Station annual Open House is coming up on October 6th 2018! Our annual Open House includes interactive learning activities, talks by graduate students and faculty, touch tanks, and much more! Open House had been an infrequent event at Hopkins Marine Station. In 2017, a group of dedicated graduate students reinvigorated the tradition. Our… Read more Hopkins Marine Station Open House: Science for Everyone!

Lessons Learned from a Spring in the Intertidal Zone

by on September 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Photographs by Andy Meislin The intertidal zone is filled with all kinds of creatures. From anemones to mussels, limpets to sea stars, a wide range of organisms call the rocky shores home. This spring, undergraduate students dotted the shores while taking a field course on intertidal research. As a sophomore interested in marine biology but with… Read more Lessons Learned from a Spring in the Intertidal Zone

From around Monterey Bay: Lasers & Larvaceans

by on June 27, 2018 6:47 pm
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… Read more From around Monterey Bay: Lasers & Larvaceans

Developmental Biology in the Ocean

by on June 14, 2018 6:59 am
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… Read more Developmental Biology in the Ocean

Undergraduates survey the intertidal zone

by on June 8, 2018 8:17 pm
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… Read more Undergraduates survey the intertidal zone

Hidden tidepools of the kelp forest

by on May 22, 2018 10:58 pm
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… Read more Hidden tidepools of the kelp forest

Humpback and Forth In Search of Blues

by on April 26, 2018 3:59 am
“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… Read more Humpback and Forth In Search of Blues