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Conrad Lautenbacher: Global Climate Change

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Climate Change: NOAA Scientists Predict the Future

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), under the direction of Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), is charged with analyzing and predicting the nation’s climate and weather now and into the future. Admiral Lautenbacher explains how NOAA agencies are responding to the need to help society understand, plan for, and respond to climate variability and change.

Audio Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:02

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Tom Bowman

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Policy and technology alternatives for controlling climate change and its impact globally and in California.

Tom Bowman is one of the premier interpreters of global warming science, impacts, and solutions. Tom led the design teams that created hands-on climate exhibitions for the Marian Koshland Science Museum, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Policymakers and the design press have acknowledged these award-winning exhibitions for bringing balanced, authentic science to the public in engaging ways.

Audio Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:23

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Conservation Issues | Conservation | Education Audio

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Abundant sea life that thrives along the coast of Baja California is represented in our Gulf of California exhibit

The Cabo Pulmo reefs along Baja California support marine life ranging from strikingly colorful fish to playful seal lions, but these reefs have been endangered by a variety of sources. Due to this threat, the Mexican government has made it a national marine park. See some of the animals native to Cabo Pulmo represented at the Aquarium.

Audio Posted: November 30, 2007 | Running time: 2:47

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Rescue Animals

Animal News | Conservation | Marine Biology

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The Aquarium provides a safe haven for numerous animals.

There are rescue animals, or animals that would not be able to survive in the wild, that reside at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including sea otters, sea lions, and other marine creatures. One of those is a recent addition to the Aquarium family, a sea lion named Odin. Despite the fact that Odin is nearly blind, he has acclimated to his new home quite nicely.

Audio Posted: November 30, 2007 | Running time: 2:14

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Exhibits | Marine Biology

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Interesting Information on Our Sea Otter Habitat

An informative talk on the sea otters in our Sea Otter Habitat located in the Northern Pacific Gallery here at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 3:12

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Exhibits | Marine Biology

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Horned Puffins Flocking to Southern California

There are several types of diving birds that can be found at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Horned Puffins, in particular, prove to be popular among visitors. And Horned Puffins have been sighted in Southern California more than ever before.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 1:55

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Animal News

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Animals from land as well as the sea call the Aquarium home.

Aquarium of the Pacific visitors have the opportunity to not only interact with marine animals, but also discover some unexpected terrestrial creatures as well. These creatures are referred to as Program Animals, and include various mammals, birds and reptiles.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 2:25

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Dr. William Patzert

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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The "El Nino Expert"

Bill Patzert has a PhD in oceanography and is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:20

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Animal News | Conservation | Education Audio

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The Diverse Ecosystem That Needs Saving

Coral reefs can be found all over the world, and are as old as they are diverse. Although they've survived millions of years, human impact threatens the longevity of coral reefs and the organisms that inhabit them.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 2:28

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Dr. Herman Karl

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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A Look at Science as a Community-building Tool

Herman Karl, a marine geologist and former chief scientist with the US Geologic Survey's Western Coastal and Marine Geology Program, and co-director of MUSIC—the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—USGS Science Impact Collaborative, discusses "wicked environmental problems."

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:38

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Kassie Siegel

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program

As the director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program, Siegel is well versed in the effects of global warming.

Audio Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:14

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