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Mark Plotkin

Environment | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Rainforest Conservation and the Search for New Jungle Medicines

Dr. Mark Plotkin has spent much of the past thirty years working with medicine men and women of the rainforests. Dr. Plotkin and the Amazon Conservation Team are working with these healers to protect the rainforests and their healing secrets.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:22

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Richard L. James

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Amazing Butterflies: Nature’s Gift to Us

Learn about monarch and other butterfly species from Richard L. James, a naturalist at Long Beach’s El Dorado Nature Center.

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 02:38

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Kristy Forsgren

Conservation Issues | Conservation

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Salmon Reproduction and the Effects of a Commonly Used Pesticide

Audio Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:35

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Dr. Bernie Krause

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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The Great Animal Orchestra

Since 1968 Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled around the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments.

Audio Posted: January 23, 2013 | Running time: 03:33

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Jay Holcomb

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Exhibit Pages | Penguin Habitat

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Rehabilitating Oiled Penguins During the Treasure Oil Spill in South Africa

The largest oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation effort ever mounted took place in 2000 in South Africa when an iron ore ship, the Treasure, sank between the two largest breeding islands for African Penguins.

Audio Posted: January 22, 2013 | Running time: 3:26

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Sharks, the most feared predator

Animal Information | Educational | Conservation | Education Audio | Exhibit Pages | Shark Lagoon

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Hunter or hunted?

"Shark!" The mere word evokes fear in many people! In recent history, shark attack upon humans has been one of the most feared (and most misunderstood) natural dangers to man. In reality, it is the shark that has become the hunted.

Audio Posted: August 15, 2012 | Running time: 1:48

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Charles Moore

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Plastic Ocean: How Bad Is It?

In 1997 Captain Charles Moore discovered plastic in the ocean in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Dubbed the Great North Pacific Garbage Patch, this estimated three million tons of plastic debris is still growing in the Northeast Pacific between Hawaii and the West Coast. He spoke at the Aquarium on March 6, 2012.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2012 | Running time: 3:55

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