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Joe Roman

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Ocean Ecosystems

Joe Roman spoke at the Aquarium on September 28, 2011 about his research into the ecological role of whales in the ocean. He is a conservation biologist, freelance writer, and researcher at the University of Vermont. His research appears in the journals Science, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Audio Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:27

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Lori Hargrove

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Exhibit Pages | Southern California/Baja Gallery

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Climate Change Impact on Birds of Southern California

Dr. Lori Hargrove, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 15, 2011, began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1995 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the museum’s department of birds and mammals. She is working with a team on an ongoing project to document wildlife distribution and abundance in the San Jacinto Mountains and compare the results to information gathered 100 years ago.

Audio Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:19

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Richard Feely

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Ocean Acidification: Implications for West Coast Ecosystems

Dr. Richard Feely, who spoke on May 23, 2011, is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. He also holds an affiliate full professor faculty position at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling in the ocean and ocean acidification processes.

Audio Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 3:25

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Nan Ellin

Guest Speakers | Business

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The Tao of Urbanism

Nan Ellin, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 22, 2011, is a professor and chair of the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She has served on the faculty of Arizona State University, the University of Cincinnati, Southern California Institute of Architecture, the University of Southern California, and New York University.

Audio Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 4:04

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Michele Westmorland

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Art | Marine Biology

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Ocean Duets / Sea Photo Assignments and Conservation

Michele Westmorland, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 30, 2011, is a photojournalist with a twenty-year history of traveling the world documenting the marine life that inhabits the oceans. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sport Diver, and Scuba Diving.

Audio Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 2:35

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James Lindholm

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Mission to Aquarius: A Journey to Inner Space

Dr. James Lindholm, who spoke at the Aquarium on April 27, 2011, is the James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy and the founder and director of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology at California State University, Monterey Bay. His research interests include the landscape ecology of fishes, the recovery of seafloor habitats following the cessation of fishing activity, and the design and efficacy of marine protected areas.

Audio Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 3:39

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Aubrey Fine

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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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