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Published on Sep 10, 2015

A record-breaking year, thanks to you!

We had a record-breaking year during our field season at Two Harbors, Catalina Island. This experience would not have been possible without the generous support from our many backer...

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Published on Apr 09, 2015

We made it because of you. Thank you so much!

We have succeeded because of your generous support. We cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm for our research. Thank you Experiment.com for not only providing us with this op...

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Published on Apr 07, 2015

The final hours!

We are only a few hours away from the end of our campaign! We are currently 86% funded. Just a little bit more and we will reach our goals. Thank you for getting us this far. We ...

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Published on Apr 04, 2015

Only 3 days left!

Our campaign has only three days left to reach our goal. We are incredibly humbled and honored to have received the donations from our gracious backers up until this point. Every do...

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Published on Apr 02, 2015

Two Jaws: The better to eat and swallow you with, my dear

(Watch the video of the pharyngeal jaws in action here!) Fish are an amazing group of vertebrates. Not only are fish colorful and diverse but they have two sets of jaws. Fish ha...

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Published on Mar 20, 2015

Searching for moray homes

Having a hardworking team of dedicated researchers makes field research not only effective but very rewarding. Our names are Jacob Harrison and Shohei Burns and we worked for Rita a...

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Published on Mar 13, 2015

Food too big...why knot?!

Over the last year, I have had the coolest independent research project at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). I watch California morays feed in a laboratory setting. Imagine that you ...

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Published on Mar 17, 2015

PIT Tagging Morays

For studying California moray eels inhabiting the waters off Catalina Island, we use PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tags to give each moray eel an identity. Similar to the microchips veterina...

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Published on Mar 06, 2015

How to trap a moray

The first afternoon in the field is particularly charged with excitement. Our main task is to prepare the moray traps for their inaugural night of soaking for the season. This is one of my favorite...

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Thanks, Dad! This experience has been incredibly humbling, and we are thankful to all of those who donated and to those who spread the word.
Apr 09, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much for your support, Casey! We are thrilled to have you as a member of Team Moray!
Apr 09, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much, Jonathan! Your support means a great deal to us, and it makes our upcoming field season possible!
Apr 09, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much for your generous donation, Elly! Your support means a great deal to us, and our upcoming field season would not have been possible without you. Welcome to Team Moray! -Ben
Apr 09, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Fantastic, Carly! Please let us know if there is any additional information you might want to use on your website!
Apr 09, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Sarah!!! You didn't have to do that! Thank you so much! August is going to be a blast, thanks to you!
Apr 06, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much, Sean! Welcome aboard Team Moray!
Apr 06, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much, Rosa!!!
Mar 24, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Hey Christina! The PIT tags are very small. Imagine two grains of rice stacked end-to-end. They are loaded into a syringe and then injected into the tail muscle of the moray. You can see this in the last photo on the Lab Note. It's certainly exciting whenever we find a recapture!
Mar 19, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Jeff man! That's unreal! Thank you so much for the massive amount of support! I'll be talking to you soon. Thanks again!
Mar 18, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Hey Timothy! Thank you so much for the support! Congratulations on finishing up your PhD. We are so grateful to have you as a backer. Thanks again!
Mar 13, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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Thank you so much for the support! I'll tell Jacob to upload some of his photos!
Mar 10, 2015
Trapping to Uncover the Secrets of the California Moray Eel, a Kelp Forest Predator
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