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Forests for Fish  buttonLink

Mangrove forests are essential for thriving fisheries

Mangrove forests are a feature of tropical coastlines. In addition to protecting shorelines from erosion and waves, they support a thriving population of fish and invertebrates. The loss of mangrove forests to deforestation and development bodes poorly for shoreline protection and fisheries.

Audio Posted: October 28, 2008 | Running time: 3:16

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September Student Scholar: Zacharie Arellano

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

September Student Scholar: Zacharie Arellano  buttonLink

Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Second 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Arellano is an eleven-year old outstanding student who is a NAACP Youth Scholar that has been recognized for exemplary work in community service.

Audio Posted: October 13, 2008 | Running time: 2:16

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Marine Biology

The World’s Aquarium  buttonLink

Biodiversity and the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California is home to a diverse assemblage of wildlife. This diversity is a reflection of the Gulf's distinctive geography. Impacts to wildlife from a variety of sources threaten many of the rare and endangered species that make the Gulf their home.

Audio Posted: September 15, 2008 | Running time: 5:56

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Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology

The Scalpel’s Edge  buttonLink

The sharp-tailed surgeonfish.

Surgeonfish are colorful members of coral reef communities throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean, popular with divers and aquarists. Their brilliant colors are a warning to potential predators of their sharp defenses.

Audio Posted: September 4, 2008 | Running time: 4:04

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Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology

Back to School  buttonLink

What purpose does a school serve?

As kids head back to classes this September, they aren't the only ones in school. Most species of fish form large aggregations called "schools" as well. The reasons why range from safety in numbers to finding food more easily to saving energy while swimming.

Audio Posted: August 27, 2008 | Running time: 4:39

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Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology

A Good Egg  buttonLink

Eggs-cellent adaptations protect cliff-dwelling seabird eggs

Seabirds nest in remote rookeries, often on high cliffs. Their eggs are adapted to survive the sometimes harsh, highly vertical environment where the birds nest.

Audio Posted: August 22, 2008 | Running time: 3:55

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Animal Information | For Kids | Education Audio | Marine Biology

The Six Senses of Sharks  buttonLink

Sharks have the same five senses as humans – plus one more!

Check out our "kid friendly" podcast that's all about sharks! This exclusive podcast includes terms that people of all ages can understand. You'll learn how sharks use their senses of hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight. They also have a sixth sense, the ability to sense electricity.

Audio Posted: August 15, 2008 | Running time: 2:25

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Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology

Midnight Sun  buttonLink

Adapting to long summer days at high latitudes.

During the summer months above the Arctic Circle, the sun may stay above the horizon for up to weeks or months. Wildlife at these latitudes adapt to the absence of night.

Audio Posted: July 15, 2008 | Running time: 4:44

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Animal Information | Education Audio | Marine Biology

The Grunion Return  buttonLink

The diminutive fish returns to the beaches of Southern California

Each year grunion return to the sandy beaches of Southern California to lay their eggs. This unusual spectacle is readily observable during a walk on the beach, provided you’re willing to stay up late enough.

Audio Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 3:50

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Natalie Webster

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

Natalie Webster  buttonLink

Troll and Pole Tuna Fishing

Natalie Webster is the granddaughter, daughter, and wife of tuna fishermen so tuna fishing and the ups and downs of the tuna industry have long been part of her life. Five years ago she helped found the American Albacore Fishing Association, a small fishery made up of 21 family-owned boats in San Diego, California. She talks to us about her views of the state of the tuna industry today and how the instability and potential bleak future for the industry can be helped.

Audio Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 9:56

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Rae and Wallis: Catch a Wave

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

Rae and Wallis: Catch a Wave  buttonLink

Making the Call about Where to Surf Today: Behind the Scenes

Graeme Rae, PhD, is the product manager of and creative source behind, a popular online surfing website focusing on the East Coast. Kevin Wallis is the forecast manager and lead forecaster at Surfline where he develops and supervises the daily surfing forecasts for a large part of the eastern Pacific coast and Hawaii so that surfers will "know before they go".

Audio Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 5:40

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