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Breakwater: Alternative 4  buttonLink

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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Breakwater: Alternative 3  buttonLink

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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Breakwater: Alternative 2  buttonLink

The world’s largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The second alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study removes the western third of the breakwater. This creates the possibility for waves to reach the shore and water quality improvements, but also the likelihood of the need for mitigation for the Port and the THUMS Islands.

Audio Posted: November 25, 2009 | Running time: 1:57

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Chris Harvey-Clark

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Dreamless Sleeper: The Lure of the Greenland Shark

Since 1998 Jeffrey Gallant and Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark, Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG) shark researchers, have pursued a mythical creature-the Greenland shark. These researchers use a multimedia presentation to tell the story of how two diving scientists searched for and ultimately found a population of Greenland sharks. Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark is the director of Geerg‘s Pacific region and director of the animal care center at the University of British Columbia.

Audio Posted: November 24, 2009 | Running time: 3:38

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Breakwater: Alternative 1  buttonLink

The world’s largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The first alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study is proposed by long-time Long Beach resident and engineer Bud Johnson. This is the most cost effective alternative, but researchers think that it does not address the concerns for water quality, habitat improvements, and recreation.

Audio Posted: October 26, 2009 | Running time: 2:25

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Charlie Zender

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds

Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Audio Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:06

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