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P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.

Guest Speakers |Marine Biology |Exhibit Pages |Penguin Habita

P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.  

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 |Conservatio

Mark Plotkin  

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 Chang

Mark Jackson  

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 |Conservatio

Richard L. James  

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 Chang

Donald Prothero  

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 |Oceanograph

Dean Wendt  

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 Chang

Alex Hall  

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 |Conservatio

Kristy Forsgren  

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 Biolog

Maddalena Bearzi  

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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