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Gary Braasch & Lynne Cherry

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

Gary Braasch & Lynne Cherry  buttonLink

Scientists and kids explore global warming

Lynne Cherry is a conservationist and the author and/or illustrator of over 30 award winning books that teach children to respect Planet Earth, help them learn how they can make a difference in the world they will inherit, and motivate them to act. Gary Braasch, a recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, is a nature-photojournalist who connects with the natural world through his photographs of environmental issues and conservation, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, and climate change.

Audio Posted: February 10, 2009 | Running time: 6:57

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10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

December Student Scholar: Juan Lopez  buttonLink

Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Fifth 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. Juan Lopez, has not only made outstanding achievements in the field of computer systems and information technology, but has also donated coutless hours of service to the Aquarium, his school and the community. Lopez has repaired countless computers for the Soledad Enrichment Charter School and the Bikes 90800 Program, and has taught a 3D computer aided design course. He has also shown tremendous dedication for the Aquarium through his leadership of fellow student volunteers at numerous cultural festivals.

Audio Posted: February 5, 2009 | Running time: 4:58

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Animal Information | Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio

Steller Visions  buttonLink

Georg Steller and the vanishing species which bear his name

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: February 1, 2009 | Running time: 5:44

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Educational | Education Audio | Oceanography

Corps of Discovery  buttonLink

The Corps of Discovery reaches the Pacific Ocean.

On November 15, 1806, the Corps of Discovery reached the mouth of the Columbia River, completing a 4,000 mile journey to the Pacific Coast. They would spend the next four months adding to science’s knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants before beginning their long journey home.

Audio Posted: January 20, 2009 | Running time: 5:07

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November Student Scholar: E’Mon White

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

November Student Scholar: E’Mon White  buttonLink

Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Fourth 10th Anniversary Scholar

E'Mon White, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts, has demonstrated an outstanding academic record, winning numerous honors for her achievements. She plays an active role in the student council and school clubs. Her community service includes work as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital and as a Youth President at Long Beach NAACP. In addition, she performs in plays, shows, competitions, and has taken a leadership role in dance and drama clubs. White plans to attend California State University, Long Beach to pursue a career as a teacher. 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.

Audio Posted: January 7, 2009 | Running time: 4:27

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Education Audio | Oceanography

Surging Seas  buttonLink

Storm surges in a warmer world.

Since the middle of the nineteenth century scientists have recorded an increase in the global sea level. Higher sea levels may intensify the impact of hurricanes and typhoons to coastal communities. Preserving natural shorelines could be key to lessening storm damage in a warmer world.

Audio Posted: January 6, 2009 | Running time: 3:32

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October Student Scholar: Simmie Sims

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

October Student Scholar: Simmie Sims  buttonLink

Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Third 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. Simmie Sims, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School, has demonstrated outstanding service in the community through his involvement in youth groups, his school, and his church. He has used his talents as a singer, dancer, writer, director, and actor to create a multi-ethnic dance group at school that brings students of various ethnic backgrounds together to promote cultural interaction. He also works as a volunteer with first and second graders, with the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, and at the American Cancer Society.

Audio Posted: January 5, 2009 | Running time: 4:09

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August Student Scholar : Johnnie Alexis Eagan

10th Anniversary Scholars | For Kids | Conservation

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its First 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. Eagan is an eleven-year old honor student who has shown dedicated service to the local and global community as well as in inspiring conservation of the planet.

Audio Posted: January 2, 2009 | Running time: 2:38

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Animal Information | Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology

Goldeneye  buttonLink

Sea ducks drink seawater with help from a special gland

The Common Goldeneye spends part of its year on freshwater lakes, and part on the coastal ocean. Like other sea ducks, they have an adaptation that allows them to drink saltwater safely.

Audio Posted: December 14, 2008 | Running time: 3:23

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio

They Came from the Bilge!  buttonLink

Managing ballast water to protect ecosystems

Global trade is dominated by ocean transport, but along with goods and commodities ships may also transport biological invaders. Managing ballast water to protect ecosystems and ports from these alien stowaways is a critical tool.

Audio Posted: December 2, 2008 | Running time: 4:53

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Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Exhibit Pages | Our Watersheds

Mountains, Rivers, Ocean  buttonLink

The Water Cycle, Watersheds, and Us

A watershed is where rainwater and snowmelt collects and flows to the ocean. As the water flows down streams and rivers, it carries along part of what it touches, from sand and rocks to trash and pollution. A new Aquarium exhibit shows how a local watershed works.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2008 | Running time: 3:52

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Animal Information | Conservation | Education Audio

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

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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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