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Tom Tomlinson

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The Southern California Steelhead Story

Tom Tomlinson recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on May 8, 2014. He shares the natural history, local importance, and ecological role of the Southern California steelhead.

Audio Posted: May 20, 2014 | Running time: 3:14

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Lecture Archive: Tom Tomlinson

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The Steelhead Story

Lecture date: May 8, 2014. Tom Tomlinson shares the natural history, local importance, and ecological role of the Southern California steelhead.

Audio Posted: May 20, 2014 | Running time: 60:18

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Edith Widder

Animal News | Marine Biology

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The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid

Edith Widder recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 27, 2013. Widder is a deep-sea explorer, oceanographer, marine biologist, and co-founder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association.

Audio Posted: August 27, 2013 | Running time: 3:09

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The Arctic Fox

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Resilient and adaptable as it is, will the arctic fox be able to survive the challenges ahead?

The IUCN lists the Arctic Fox as one of the species most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in its environment.

Audio Posted: July 13, 2012 | Running time: 1:37

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Rediscovering Kalabeck’s monitor

Monitors are intelligent carnivorous lizards that include the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. A species of monitor known as “Kalabeck’s monitor” was rediscovered in the 1990s after it had been re-identified as a distinct species. Baxter the monitor at the Aquarium is an example of this species.

Audio Posted: January 14, 2008 | Running time: 2:10

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An inoffensive shark with a fearsome visage

The menacing-looking sand tiger shark is unfairly labeled as a man-eater. The species is vulnerable across much of its range due to bycatch and recreational fishing. In Australia, efforts to restore the sharks’ population include endangered species listing, recovery planning, and captive breeding.

Audio Posted: January 14, 2008 | Running time: 2:31

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Rescue Animals

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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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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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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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