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Aubrey Fine

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Business

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Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets in our Lives and in Therapy

Aubrey Fine, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 2, 2011, has been in the field of animal-assisted therapy for more than thirty years. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of children with developmental, learning, attention, and behavioral disorders. He has been an active faculty member at California State Polytechnic University since 1981.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:59

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Dr. Milton Love

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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More Fun in the Little Yellow Submarine: 14 Years of Fish Research Around California Oil Platforms

Dr. Milton Love, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 7, 2011, is a research biologist at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has conducted research on the marine fishes of California for over forty years. He has been a recreational angler since 1955 and was briefly a commercial fisherman in Santa Barbara.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:35

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Peter Ward

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps

Peter Ward, who spoke at the Aquarium about the impacts of climate change on June 16, 2011, is a professor of biology and space sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. His books include "Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe" and "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive"?

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:17

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Laurence Smith

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Our Northern Future

Laurence Smith, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 23, 2011, is a professor and vice-chair of geography and professor of Earth and space sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, "The World in 2050," discusses what our world might look like in forty years if current trends in population, resource demand, economics, and climate change continue.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 4:02

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Marc Shargel

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Wonders of the Sea

Marc Shargel, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 28, 2011, has been diving along the California coast since 1978. He has been working as a professional marine life photographer for over twenty years. A longtime advocate for the adoption of marine reserves, Shargel served on the state's official advisory body, helping to select sites for marine protected areas along the southern central coast.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:58

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Clark Snodgrass

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Measuring the Oceans from Space

Clark Snodgrass, who spoke at the Aquarium on July 6, 2011, has twenty-five years of experience in aerospace systems engineering and development spanning numerous space programs at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He currently serves as the Northrop Grumman director of System Engineering, Integration, Test and Operations for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:25

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Janna Shackeroff

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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NOAA’s International Conservation Programs

Janna Shackeroff, who spoke at the Aquarium on July 13, 2011, is the international coordinator for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, based in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Seal Beach native, she earned her Ph.D. in marine ecology and anthropology at Duke University in 2008, then began working for NOAA at a marine protected area in Hawaii. In 2010 the journal "Science" recognized Shackeroff as one of four emerging leaders in marine conservation.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:42

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Juliet Eilperin

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Demon Fish: A Cultural History of Sharks

Juliet Eilperin, who spoke at the Aquarium about sharks on July 27, 2011, joined The Washington Post in 1998 as its House of Representatives reporter. Since 2004 she has served as the Post’s national environmental reporter, reporting on science, policy, and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:52

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Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald

Exhibits | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Visualizing the Science of Our Earth

Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald, the inventor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere, spoke at the Aquarium on May 31, 2011. He is the deputy assistant administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes for the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. He also serves as director of the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Audio Posted: September 7, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

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Gil Garcetti

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Women: From Paris to West Africa

Garcetti has spent much of his life as an urban photographer, with solo exhibitions at the United Nations in New York, National Building Museum in Washington D.C., and Millennium Art Museum in Beijing, among other institutions and galleries. In 2003 American Photo named Garcetti one of the country’s four master photographers. In addition to his photography, Garcetti has taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

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William Sager

Educational | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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New Perspectives on Oceanic Volcanism

Dr. Sager is a professor of oceanography at Texas A and M University. His current research efforts are concentrated on geophysical studies of hotspots and ocean plateaus and how they formed and evolved, as well as magnetic anomaly interpretations and the geomagnetic polarity reversal time scale.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:54

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Ken Kurtis

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Diving Easter Island - Above and Below

Kurtis is a National Association of Underwater Instructors SCUBA instructor, owner of Reef Seekers Dive Company. He is a charter volunteer dive team leader at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Kurtis has been appointed to several state boards that have helped implement the Marine Life Protection Act. He also serves as the forensic consultant for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office in cases of scuba fatalities.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:57

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Ana Pitchon

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Sea Hunters or Sea Farmers? Transitions in Modern Fisheries

Ana Pitchon is an assistant professor of anthropology at CSU Dominguez Hills. She specializes in marine human ecosystems and fisheries policy, and has held consultancies in the U.S. with NOAA. She is currently working in collaboration with NOAA on issues related to coastal resource dependency as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard 8 research program.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:15

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Dan Goods

Educational | Guest Speakers | Art

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Art, When Science Isn’t Enough

Goods graduated in 2002 in the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design and currently serves as the visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He co-curated a show called "Data + Art: Art and Science in the Age of Information" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Audio Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 5:42

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