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The Snowy Egret

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Elegance, grace and tenacity in white

Found throughout the western hemisphere, this elegant and graceful bird possesses some unique survival skills.

Audio Posted: February 6, 2013 | Running time: 1:34

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Sharks, the most feared predator

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Hunter or hunted?

"Shark!" The mere word evokes fear in many people! In recent history, shark attack upon humans has been one of the most feared (and most misunderstood) natural dangers to man. In reality, it is the shark that has become the hunted.

Audio Posted: August 15, 2012 | Running time: 1:48

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Magellanic Penguin

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Spheniscus Magellanicus, A Penguin for All Seasons

Throughout history, penguins have captured the hearts and imagination of people of all ages. Comical and endearing, our perception of this awkward creature belies its amazing abilities to survive in the ocean and on land.

Audio Posted: May 31, 2012 | Running time: 1:44

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Rob Mortensen

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Micronesian Kingfishers

Rob Mortensen, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 25, 2011, is the Aquariums assistant curator of birds and mammals. He previously served as a zookeeper at the Santa Barbara Zoo, a senior aquarist at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and an attack helicopter crew chief for the U.S. Army.

Audio Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:13

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Joe Roman

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Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Ocean Ecosystems

Joe Roman spoke at the Aquarium on September 28, 2011 about his research into the ecological role of whales in the ocean. He is a conservation biologist, freelance writer, and researcher at the University of Vermont. His research appears in the journals Science, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Audio Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:27

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Michele Westmorland

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Ocean Duets / Sea Photo Assignments and Conservation

Michele Westmorland, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 30, 2011, is a photojournalist with a twenty-year history of traveling the world documenting the marine life that inhabits the oceans. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sport Diver, and Scuba Diving.

Audio Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 2:35

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Aubrey Fine

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Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets in our Lives and in Therapy

Aubrey Fine, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 2, 2011, has been in the field of animal-assisted therapy for more than thirty years. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of children with developmental, learning, attention, and behavioral disorders. He has been an active faculty member at California State Polytechnic University since 1981.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:59

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Juliet Eilperin

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Demon Fish: A Cultural History of Sharks

Juliet Eilperin, who spoke at the Aquarium about sharks on July 27, 2011, joined The Washington Post in 1998 as its House of Representatives reporter. Since 2004 she has served as the Post’s national environmental reporter, reporting on science, policy, and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.

Audio Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:52

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Aquarium Audio

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Animal Care Series: Just how do you perform surgery on a fish?

Did you know that staff veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams has performed surgery on dozens of Aquarium fish? Learn the methods employed for this unique surgical patient.

Audio Posted: November 21, 2010 | Running time: 1:31

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Aquarium Audio

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Animal Care Series: Learn how we identify and care for sick fish.

Fish can become under the weather too! Learn how staff Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams identifies and cares for sick fish.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2010 | Running time: 1:33

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