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Orrin H. Pilkey

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Rising Seas and Shifting Shores: The Global Impact of Sea Level Rise

Orrin Pilkey is a research professor and James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. He has received a number of awards including the Shepard medal for excellence in Marine Geology, The Priestly Award and public service awards from several geology societies. He has published 260 technical papers and edited and or written 40 books, the latest of which is The Rising Sea.

Audio Posted: March 15, 2010 | Running time: 4:09

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Nate Jaros

Animal Information | Educational | Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Sea Jellies in Aquariums: The Next Frontier

Nate Jaros received his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Environmental Science form Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2002, Jaros began working as an aquarist at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, and found his specialty in the area of jelly culture. He accepted his position at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach in 2005. For over two years now he has successfully filled the Aquarium of the Pacific's exhibits with cultured jellies, and has sent many jellies to other aquariums.

Audio Posted: March 3, 2010 | Running time: 4:13

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The worlds largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The fourth and final alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study does not actually alter the breakwater at all, but creates a training structure at the mouth of the LA river to push contaminates away from our shores.

Audio Posted: March 1, 2010 | Running time: 1:32

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Sharks: The Ultimate Survivors

Sharks are very successful and adaptive animals. They have been around for 400 million years. Learn more about their evolutionary history listening to the “Evolution of Sharks.”

Audio Posted: February 9, 2010 | Running time: 1:33

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The world’s largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The third alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study reconfigures the breakwater into three staggered sections. This increases the possibility for waves on the shore but also the likelihood of the need for mitigation for the Port and the THUMS Islands.

Audio Posted: January 22, 2010 | Running time: 1:56

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Monty Graham

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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The Stinging Truth Behind Blooms of Sea Jellies

Dr. William (Monty) Graham is a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile, Alabama. He received his doctorate in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1994. Dr. Graham has broad expertise in the field of Biological Oceanography and zooplankton ecology. His published works range from edited volumes of scientific papers to children's books on topics such as jellies behavior, feeding, and economic impacts of jelly blooms on fisheries. Most recently, his research has been on the role of climate in jellies-fish dynamics.

Audio Posted: January 20, 2010 | Running time: 3:51

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Eric Zahn

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Restoring Los Cerritos Wetlands: Waiting for the Tides to Return

Eric Zahn, a local salt marsh ecologist and avid botanist, is a co-principal for ‘Tidal Influence' a company he founded to aid community groups and municipalities with their wetlands restoration efforts. Zahn is a lecturer in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at CSULB who has been one of the leaders focused on conserving coastal wetlands in Long Beach.

Audio Posted: January 5, 2010 | Running time: 4:35

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Bill Sargent

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story

Bill Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science series and author of Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story. Formerly Director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sargent has taught at the Briarwood Center for Marine Biology and at Harvard University.

Audio Posted: December 14, 2009 | Running time: 4:35

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Barbara Taylor

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Critically Endangered: Can Vaquita Be Saved From Extinction?

Dr. Barbara Taylor is a Supervisory Research Fish Biologist with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. She was the U.S. lead scientist on a tri-nation 2008 expedition designed to develop new acoustic monitoring methods and population estimates intended to assist Mexico in conservation efforts to save the vaquita. Taylor has been researching marine mammals for over 30 years.

Audio Posted: December 11, 2009 | Running time: 3:50

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