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George Benz

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Shark Research at the Top of the World

George W. Benz is a Professor of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University. A native of New England, George earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Connecticut and was employed for 5 years as a Fisheries Biologist with the Connecticut Bureau of Fisheries. He has authored and edited over 100 scientific publications and his research has been the focus of articles in Discover, National Geographic, and Highlights for Children as well as other magazines and popular books.

Audio Posted: May 18, 2010 | Running time: 3:30

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Neil Sims Part 2

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Responsible Open Ocean Mariculture as a Marine Conservation Initiative

Sims has a MS in zoology from the University of New South Wales and is the founding president of the Ocean Steward Institute. In this second video, Sims discusses sustainability in mariculture and the complex relationships that exist in the ocean.

Audio Posted: April 29, 2010 | Running time: 4:07

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Neil Sims Part 1

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Responsible Open Ocean Mariculture as a Marine Conservation Initiative

Sims has a MS in zoology from the University of New South Wales and is the founding president of the Ocean Steward Institute. In this first video, Sims talks about the start of his career in marine biology while at the Cook Islands.

Audio Posted: April 29, 2010 | Running time: 3:29

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Trevor Corson

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sexy Lobster, Succulent Sushi

Corson is a former commercial lobster fisherman turned pop-science writer and culinary expert. He is a best-selling author and a judge on the Food Network's hit TV show Iron Chef America. He is known for his humorous and informative presentations on the creatures that compose our seafood.

Audio Posted: April 2, 2010 | Running time: 4:12

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Educational | Environment | Conservation | Education Audio

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The worlds largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The fourth and final alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study does not actually alter the breakwater at all, but creates a training structure at the mouth of the LA river to push contaminates away from our shores.

Audio Posted: March 1, 2010 | Running time: 1:32

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The world’s largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The third alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study reconfigures the breakwater into three staggered sections. This increases the possibility for waves on the shore but also the likelihood of the need for mitigation for the Port and the THUMS Islands.

Audio Posted: January 22, 2010 | Running time: 1:56

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Eric Zahn

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Restoring Los Cerritos Wetlands: Waiting for the Tides to Return

Eric Zahn, a local salt marsh ecologist and avid botanist, is a co-principal for ‘Tidal Influence' a company he founded to aid community groups and municipalities with their wetlands restoration efforts. Zahn is a lecturer in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at CSULB who has been one of the leaders focused on conserving coastal wetlands in Long Beach.

Audio Posted: January 5, 2010 | Running time: 4:35

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Barbara Taylor

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Critically Endangered: Can Vaquita Be Saved From Extinction?

Dr. Barbara Taylor is a Supervisory Research Fish Biologist with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. She was the U.S. lead scientist on a tri-nation 2008 expedition designed to develop new acoustic monitoring methods and population estimates intended to assist Mexico in conservation efforts to save the vaquita. Taylor has been researching marine mammals for over 30 years.

Audio Posted: December 11, 2009 | Running time: 3:50

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