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Seth Newsome

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Using Chemistry to Study Marine Mammal Diets

Differences in diet among individuals of the same species is increasingly recognized as an important component of diversity in food webs.

Audio Posted: February 6, 2013 | Running time: 03:05

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P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology | Exhibits | Penguin Habitat

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The Penguins of Patagonia

For twenty-eight years P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D., has studied the largest Magellanic Penguin colony in the world at Punta Tombo, Argentina.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:15

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Mark Plotkin

Environment | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Rainforest Conservation and the Search for New Jungle Medicines

Dr. Mark Plotkin has spent much of the past thirty years working with medicine men and women of the rainforests. Dr. Plotkin and the Amazon Conservation Team are working with these healers to protect the rainforests and their healing secrets.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:22

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Mark Jackson

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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The Science and Service of Fire Weather

On average, fires in Southern California scorch more than 100,000 acres each year. When hot and dry Santa Ana winds combine with critically dry vegetation, the potential for large and destructive wildfires dramatically increases.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:20

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Richard L. James

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Amazing Butterflies: Nature’s Gift to Us

Learn about monarch and other butterfly species from Richard L. James, a naturalist at Long Beach’s El Dorado Nature Center.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 02:38

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Donald Prothero

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

Huge natural disasters—from earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards—have had a profound effect on human history and civilization, often in surprising ways. According to Donald Prothero, humans have an unrealistic and irrational reaction to these natural disasters and fear the ones that are least deadly while taking for granted those that are the most likely killers.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:23

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Dean Wendt

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Scientists, Managers, and Fishermen Working Together to Manage California’s Ocean Resources

California recently completed the designation of a new network of marine protected areas (MPAs) along its 800-mile coastline. The process has been heralded as a landmark event in marine resource management and conservation.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 02:58

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Alex Hall

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Mid-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region

Dr. Hall is a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, teaching climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

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Kristy Forsgren

Conservation Issues | Conservation

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Salmon Reproduction and the Effects of a Commonly Used Pesticide

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:35

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Maddalena Bearzi

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist

Dr. Maddalena Bearzi takes viewers inside the world of a marine mammal field scientist. She offers a firsthand understanding of cetacean behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity involved in dolphin research.

Audio Posted: January 29, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

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