Author Archives: Sarah

The porpoise of hybridization

It’s a MONSTER!! …well, that might be a bit extreme.  But the hybridization between Dall’s (Phocoenoides dalli) and Harbour (Phocoena phocoena) porpoises struck me as both rare and strange. Natural hybridization between wild animals of different taxonomic groups has long … Continue reading

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Your friendly local nudibranch

If you’ve been to the lab with me recently, you may have noticed my love affair with our visiting Frosted nudibranch friend*.  I know it as Geoffrey. So, I was very excited to be given the opportunity to learn a … Continue reading

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Look, ma–it’s almost terrestrial!

Here’s a lesson in not procrastinating: by this point, everybody else has already quite effectively covered the various awesome species of algae that Emily enlightened us to at Cattle Point.  But, luckily for me, the species I found most interesting … Continue reading

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To make Phil jealous: Eumicrotremus orbis

Not going to lie: False bay was a hoot.  Though I spent more time chasing after safety buddy Mike through marginally-higher-than-boot-high waters (Mike was, in turn, chasing after ducks) than learning about polychaetes or stinky mud from the tag-along expert … Continue reading

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Apologetically, not Marine Biology

I really was planning on writing this post about something relevant to our quarter.  I promise.  However, as many from this quarter can already attest, I am a one trick pony; what really interested me from our field trip was … Continue reading

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