Tamara Russell

Transfer student to UC Santa Cruz majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Interested in climate change impacts on marine mammal and seabird population dynamics.

Elephant Seal Research Through the Eyes of a New Undergraduate Volunteer

As an incoming transfer student to UC Santa Cruz from inland Southern California, being able to assist with the elephant seal research conducted by the Costa Lab is an extraordinary opportunity. Last week, I had my first day out in the field with the seals; the incredible beauty of watching the sunrise while juveniles played in the waves and sparred each other was also my first introduction to Ano Nuevo State Park . So far this …

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