Category: Undergraduates

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

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

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