Deep Frying in a Tank Top

by on January 25, 2019 1:33 pm
This is the final of a three-post series written by undergraduate students who completed summer research in Palau with the Palumbi lab. This past summer, a research team consisting of members of Steve Palumbi’s lab at Hopkins Marine Station and Stanford undergraduates set out to study resilience of Palau’s corals to rising ocean temperatures. When… Read more Deep Frying in a Tank Top

Flame of the Sea

by on January 23, 2019 9:23 pm
This is the second of a three-post series written by undergraduate students who completed summer research in Palau with the Palumbi lab. The indigo of the open ocean reflects the bright baby blue sky, forming an azure world only broken by the green palm trees of distant islands. I inhale air, saturated with salt, as… Read more Flame of the Sea

A Day in the Life of My Summer in Palau

by on January 21, 2019 10:00 am
This is the first of a three-post series written by undergraduate students who completed summer research in Palau with the Palumbi lab. It’s 6 AM in Palau, a country east of the Philippines, and we’re 16 hours ahead of the rest of the Palumbi lab in California. I have been living here for a few… Read more A Day in the Life of My Summer in Palau

Q&A with Jim Watanabe

by on January 10, 2019 11:18 pm
After 26 years as Hopkins Marine Station’s lecturer and resident expert on the local kelp forest ecosystem, Jim Watanabe retired at the end of summer 2018. Jim has spent an academic lifetime studying, doing research, and teaching in the kelp forests of Monterey Bay – he started as a Stanford undergraduate at Hopkins Marine Station… Read more Q&A with Jim Watanabe

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