Creature Feature: Meet our local not-so-giant squid

Having a giant squid wrap its tentacles around your paddle board and hitching a ride might sound like its straight out of a sci-fi movie – but it did actually happen recently. According to a trending social media story an injured giant squid grabbed on to a paddle board off the coast of South Africa. All this excitement about squids got us wondering about our local not-so-giant squids that call the Pacific Ocean home. Read this week’s Creature Feature to learn more about the opalescent inshore squid. (Photo by Joshua Sera.) Denise Mohsenin serves as the link between Marine Science Institute and the education community. She enjoys helping schools and teachers bring marine science and environm

Funder's Corner - California State Coastal Conservancy: A BayLines Original Article

The California State Coastal Conservancy is a non-regulatory state agency that works to preserve, improve and restore public access, natural resources and agricultural lands along the Pacific coast and the San Francisco Bay shoreline and its adjacent counties. The Conservancy granted MSI $30,000 through their “Explore the Coast” program this year. The Conservancy’s objectives through this grant program are to support activities that allow more people to explore California’s spectacular coast, improve the visitor experience, and help the public to learn about natural, recreational, cultural and historic resources of the coast. Thanks to the Conservancy, more than 3,000 low-income students in

Encouraging "Pipeline Staff": A BayLines Original Article

Marine Science Institute is proud to encourage “pipeline staff”: those staff members who were once volunteers or summer campers at MSI. Last year MSI was proud to have had 28% pipeline staff! The staff have great value when they return because their experience and knowledge about marine science and the way that MSI functions helps us to operate more efficiently and effectively. The MSI culture welcomes all to pursue positions within the organization. Many of our current Program Managers and office staff were once Science Instructors. Even some of the Board members had a relationship with MSI as Science Instructors, Program Managers or volunteering prior to obtaining their current position on

Board Updates - Welcome: A BayLines Original Article

My passion for marine science and environmental conservation started at a young age with Marine Science Institute's summer marine camps! I loved exploring the tide pools, learning about the wetlands, and catching fish and benthic creatures on marine voyages. My experiences as a camper, volunteer and camp counselor instilled in me an appreciation for science and our Bay that I carried with me throughout my career. After college, I joined Teach for America and spent two years teaching ninth-grade earth science in Washington, D.C., where my studied the impact of human activities on the water quality of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. I currently work in project management at Genentech and hav

Encouraging "Pipeline Staff": A BayLines Original Article

Marine Science Institute is proud to encourage “pipeline staff”: those staff members who were once volunteers or summer campers at MSI. Last year MSI was proud to have had 28% pipeline staff! The staff have great value when they return because their experience and knowledge about marine science and the way that MSI functions helps us to operate more efficiently and effectively. The MSI culture welcomes all to pursue positions within the organization. Many of our current Program Managers and office staff were once Science Instructors. Even some of the Board members had a relationship with MSI as Science Instructors, Program Managers or volunteering prior to obtaining their current position on

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