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November Student Scholar: E’Mon White

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Fourth 10th Anniversary Scholar

E'Mon White, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts, has demonstrated an outstanding academic record, winning numerous honors for her achievements. She plays an active role in the student council and school clubs. Her community service includes work as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital and as a Youth President at Long Beach NAACP. In addition, she performs in plays, shows, competitions, and has taken a leadership role in dance and drama clubs. White plans to attend California State University, Long Beach to pursue a career as a teacher. 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: January 7, 2009 | Running time: 4:27

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October Student Scholar: Simmie Sims

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Third 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. Simmie Sims, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School, has demonstrated outstanding service in the community through his involvement in youth groups, his school, and his church. He has used his talents as a singer, dancer, writer, director, and actor to create a multi-ethnic dance group at school that brings students of various ethnic backgrounds together to promote cultural interaction. He also works as a volunteer with first and second graders, with the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, and at the American Cancer Society.

Audio Posted: January 5, 2009 | Running time: 4:09

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August Student Scholar : Johnnie Alexis Eagan

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its First 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. Eagan is an eleven-year old honor student who has shown dedicated service to the local and global community as well as in inspiring conservation of the planet.

Audio Posted: January 2, 2009 | Running time: 2:38

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio

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Managing ballast water to protect ecosystems

Global trade is dominated by ocean transport, but along with goods and commodities ships may also transport biological invaders. Managing ballast water to protect ecosystems and ports from these alien stowaways is a critical tool.

Audio Posted: December 2, 2008 | Running time: 4:53

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Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Exhibit Pages | Our Watersheds

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The Water Cycle, Watersheds, and Us

A watershed is where rainwater and snowmelt collects and flows to the ocean. As the water flows down streams and rivers, it carries along part of what it touches, from sand and rocks to trash and pollution. A new Aquarium exhibit shows how a local watershed works.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2008 | Running time: 3:52

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Mangrove forests are essential for thriving fisheries

Mangrove forests are a feature of tropical coastlines. In addition to protecting shorelines from erosion and waves, they support a thriving population of fish and invertebrates. The loss of mangrove forests to deforestation and development bodes poorly for shoreline protection and fisheries.

Audio Posted: October 28, 2008 | Running time: 3:16

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September Student Scholar: Zacharie Arellano

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Second 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. Arellano is an eleven-year old outstanding student who is a NAACP Youth Scholar that has been recognized for exemplary work in community service.

Audio Posted: October 13, 2008 | Running time: 2:16

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Marine Biology

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Biodiversity and the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California is home to a diverse assemblage of wildlife. This diversity is a reflection of the Gulf's distinctive geography. Impacts to wildlife from a variety of sources threaten many of the rare and endangered species that make the Gulf their home.

Audio Posted: September 15, 2008 | Running time: 5:56

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Natalie Webster

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Troll and Pole Tuna Fishing

Natalie Webster is the granddaughter, daughter, and wife of tuna fishermen so tuna fishing and the ups and downs of the tuna industry have long been part of her life. Five years ago she helped found the American Albacore Fishing Association, a small fishery made up of 21 family-owned boats in San Diego, California. She talks to us about her views of the state of the tuna industry today and how the instability and potential bleak future for the industry can be helped.

Audio Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 9:56

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Gerhardt and Pepin: Catch a Wave

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Women Surfing: Two Women at the Top of the Wave

Sara Gerhardt and Elizabeth Pepin not only know how to surf waves, they also know how to make them. Each in her own way has pushed the envelope for women in the male-dominated world of surfing. Gerhardt, who has a PhD in physical chemistry, has been a surfer for over 20 years. She was the first woman to surf Mavericks with its 20 foot tall waves. Pepin has been capturing the women's surf scene with her camera since 1997. Her skills at photographing the surfing scene have earned her four Emmy Awards.

Audio Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 11:19

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Palazzolo: Conservation

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Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

Carl Palazzolo, DVM, likes large animals as evidenced by his experiences caring for a 300 pound Siberian tiger. He has traveled the world to work on the conservation of endangered species such as black rhinos in Zimbabwe, Africa and the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo. De Palazzolo shares his experiences with the orangutans and the adventures he has had working to save other endangered species.

Audio Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 5:42

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