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Charlie Zender

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds

Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Audio Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:06

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Environment | Education Audio | Oceanography

The El Niño Phenomenon  buttonLink

Exactly what does it mean to have an El Niño season approaching?

Find out more about the science behind the phenomenon and how it may affect you.

Audio Posted: October 9, 2009 | Running time: 2:53

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

Purposeful Predators  buttonLink

You many think that the oceans would be a safer place for all life if top predatory sharks were gone, but just the opposite is true.

Top predatory sharks play a crucial role in the oceans ecosystems. Their predatory behaviors on sick, injured, and lesser predatory animals keep ocean food webs thriving. When you remove top predatory animals, the results can be devastating.

Audio Posted: September 15, 2009 | Running time: 1:44

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Alex Hearn

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Shark Tagging in the Galapagos Islands - Migration and Hotspots

Dr. Alex Hearn studied Oceanography and Marine Biology at Southampton University in the UK, and did his PhD at Heriot Watt University in the Orkney Islands. In 2002, he moved to the Galapagos Islands and worked as coordinator of fisheries research at the Charles Darwin Foundation. Hearn developed the Galapagos Shark Research and Conservation Program in 2006. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at the Biotelemetry Laboratory of UC Davis.

Audio Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 4:39

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Reuben Margolin

Guest Speakers | Art | Oceanography

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Wavemaker

Artist Reuben Margolin has spent the last ten years making kinetic sculptures inspired by wave motion. Seeking to combine the logic of mathematics with the sensuousness of nature, Reuben built a series of monumental mechanical mobiles that have been exhibited internationally, including at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He received his BA from Harvard University, has studied at art schools in Russia and Italy, and has been an artist in residence in Spain and India.

Audio Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 3:10

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Jeff Graham

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sharks: Explorations of Nature’s Time Machine

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a research physiologist and senior lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research has expanded from studies on the physiological and biological perspectives of sharks to include shark ecology and habitat research. In 2006, the Southern California Bight Elasmobranch Consortium was created and headquartered in his laboratory. Dr. Graham holds a PhD from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Audio Posted: September 11, 2009 | Running time: 4:15

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Conservation Issues | Climate Change | Conservation | Education Audio

Common to All Mankind  buttonLink

Conserving marine species and ecosystems

Marine protected areas are found throughout the oceans of the world. They may carry different names – parks, refuges, reserves, sanctuaries – but all serve to preserve and protect the ocean’s biodiversity and ecosystems. The Aquarium of the Pacific and its sister institutions are assisting in the search for possible new marine protected areas along the southern California coast.

Audio Posted: August 31, 2009 | Running time: 2:10

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Russ Parsons

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Bringing Sustainability Home

Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times. He is the author of the cookbooks ‘‘How to Read a French Fry’’ and “How to Pick a Peach.” Parsons has won every major American food journalism award, including those from the International Association of Culinary Professionals the Association of Food Journalists, the James Beard Foundation, and the University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

Audio Posted: August 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:46

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