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The world’s largest breakwater brings controversy.

Should the Long Beach breakwater be altered to bring back the popular beaches Long Beach enjoyed in the 1930s? A sea of debate surrounds this controversial issue.

Audio Posted: July 14, 2009 | Running time: 1:46

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May Student Scholar: Brent Maxwell Ward

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation | Marine Biology

May Student Scholar: Brent Maxwell Ward  buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Brent Maxwell Ward as its 10th Anniversary Scholar in May for his efforts in marine science and conservation. Ward has shown a strong interest in marine biology and conservation. He studied ocean life and the tides during the summer in a NAACP sailing program. There, he learned to work with shipmates of all backgrounds. He has also volunteered at beach clean-ups at Colorado Lagoon. His interest in water extends to his participation in water polo and on the swim team. Maxwell wishes to study biology in college, and become an anesthesiologist.

Audio Posted: June 23, 2009 | Running time: 2:55

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Minerals from the Deep Sea  buttonLink

From science fiction to commercial opportunity

Deep sea mining, once the realm of science fiction, is now an impending reality. The impacts of mining on the organisms of the deep sea are poorly understood as fundamental research on this ecosystem remains to be done.

Audio Posted: May 6, 2009 | Running time: 3:53

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Jesse Ausubel

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

Jesse Ausubel  buttonLink

Counting All the Fish in the Sea

Jesse Ausubel is a Program Director for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York City. During the past decade he helped launch and lead three major international scientific programs in biodiversity science: the Census of Marine Life, the Barcode of Life Initiative, and the Encyclopedia of Life. Ausubel was a main organizer of the first UN World Climate Conference (Geneva, 1979), which substantially elevated global warming on scientific and political agendas.

Audio Posted: April 30, 2009 | Running time: 3:57

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Roger McManus

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Ocean Governance

Roger McManus has extensive experience and a strong record of accomplishment in marine conservation policy and non-government conservation management. He built the U.S. Center for Marine Conservation (currently named The Ocean Conservancy), into the largest NGO in the world devoted to marine conservation. Mr. McManus has served in several U.S. Administrations, including with the Clinton Administration, as the Ocean Advisor to the Office of the Secretary in the Department of the Interior. Mr. McManus is Conservation International’s Vice President for the Marine Programs Division.

Audio Posted: April 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:09

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William Fox

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Working Toward Sustainable Fisheries

William W. Fox, Jr., Ph.D., was born in San Diego, California, and was educated in oceanography, marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami (FL) and University of Washington. The early half of his career was spent as a research scientist and science manager with the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In 2008, Dr. Fox joined the World Wildlife Fund U.S. (WWF-US) as Vice President and Managing Director for Fisheries. Dr. Fox has authored or co-authored over 60 scientific publications.

Audio Posted: April 22, 2009 | Running time: 3:55

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Bill Deverell

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The Watersheds of Los Angeles

William Deverell is Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, and Professor of History at USC. He earned his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Stanford and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from Princeton. Prior to coming to USC, Professor Deverell taught at the California Institute on Technology and the University of California, San Diego. Professor Deverell is the author of numerous studies on the 19th and 20th century American West.

Audio Posted: April 21, 2009 | Running time: 3:30

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On a Rising Tide  buttonLink

Harvesting energy from tides

Tidal power provides a renewable energy source that is clean and reliable. Generators harvest the energy of moving water as tides flood and ebb. Tidal power generation requires suitable environmental conditions to be efficient and effective.

Audio Posted: April 15, 2009 | Running time: 4:22

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March Student Scholar: Chansopary Karen Soum

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Eighth 10th Anniversary Scholar

The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Chansopary Karen Soum as its March 10th Anniversary Scholar. Chansopary is active in helping out members of the local community who are homeless and hungry. She works as a volunteer at the Thanksgiving banquet at Ernest McBride Park every year, and contributes to feeding individuals and families who are less fortunate. Chansopary also helps to pass out food at the United Cambodian Community twice a month. Her level of personal caring and compassion is clear, and she even helps orphans in Cambodia by raising money at car washes and teaching Cambodian seniors to speak English. She helps preserve and celebrate cultures with her involvement with the Cambodian community and her participation in Polynesian dancing.

Audio Posted: April 13, 2009 | Running time: 3:45

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February Student Scholar: Abrams Adam Marvel

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Seventh 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service.

Audio Posted: March 24, 2009 | Running time: 3:03

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Black Sun, Blue Water  buttonLink

Atomic bombs and the life of a coral reef

Between 1946 and 1958 the United States exploded nearly two dozen nuclear bombs at Bikini Atoll. How has this affected the life of the coral reef over the last half-century?

Audio Posted: March 24, 2009 | Running time: 4:32

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