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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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Purposeful Predators  buttonLink

You many think that the oceans would be a safer place for all life if top predatory sharks were gone, but just the opposite is true.

Top predatory sharks play a crucial role in the oceans ecosystems. Their predatory behaviors on sick, injured, and lesser predatory animals keep ocean food webs thriving. When you remove top predatory animals, the results can be devastating.

Audio Posted: September 15, 2009 | Running time: 1:44

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Jeff Graham

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sharks: Explorations of Nature’s Time Machine

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a research physiologist and senior lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research has expanded from studies on the physiological and biological perspectives of sharks to include shark ecology and habitat research. In 2006, the Southern California Bight Elasmobranch Consortium was created and headquartered in his laboratory. Dr. Graham holds a PhD from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Audio Posted: September 11, 2009 | Running time: 4:15

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Common to All Mankind  buttonLink

Conserving marine species and ecosystems

Marine protected areas are found throughout the oceans of the world. They may carry different names – parks, refuges, reserves, sanctuaries – but all serve to preserve and protect the ocean’s biodiversity and ecosystems. The Aquarium of the Pacific and its sister institutions are assisting in the search for possible new marine protected areas along the southern California coast.

Audio Posted: August 31, 2009 | Running time: 2:10

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Russ Parsons

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Bringing Sustainability Home

Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times. He is the author of the cookbooks ‘‘How to Read a French Fry’’ and “How to Pick a Peach.” Parsons has won every major American food journalism award, including those from the International Association of Culinary Professionals the Association of Food Journalists, the James Beard Foundation, and the University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

Audio Posted: August 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:46

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Gregor Cailliet

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Life Histories and Fishery Ecology of Sharks and Rays

Dr. Gregor Cailliet received a doctorate in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972. That same year, he became a faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and has been there ever since. Dr. Cailliet presently serves as the Program Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center. He has served as an advisor to 100 masters students in the field of marine fish ecology and has also been very active in central California reserves or sanctuaries.

Audio Posted: August 26, 2009 | Running time: 3:59

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