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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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Dr. Michael Mann

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

In his lecture on February 15, 2012, Michael Mann discussed the “Hockey Stick,” a graph he created with his colleagues to depict changes in Earth’s temperature dating back to 1000 AD. Dr. Mann is a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the departments of meteorology and geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Audio Posted: July 30, 2012 | Running time: 4:19

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Julie Skoglund

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Gulf Oil Spill 2010: An Overview of the Bird Rehabilitation Efforts

Julie Skoglund, who spoke at the Aquarium on August 16, 2011, has worked for International Bird Rescue since 2004. She has been the rehabilitation manager at Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles location for the past four years. After the Gulf oil spill, she designed and built an oiled bird center in Alabama and managed bird care in Louisiana.

Audio Posted: July 19, 2012 | Running time: 2:53

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Rob Mortensen

Animal Information | Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Micronesian Kingfishers

Rob Mortensen, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 25, 2011, is the Aquariums assistant curator of birds and mammals. He previously served as a zookeeper at the Santa Barbara Zoo, a senior aquarist at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and an attack helicopter crew chief for the U.S. Army.

Audio Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:13

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Daniel Beltra and Larry McKinney

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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The Deepwater Horizon Blowout: Two Perspectives—An Artist and a Scientist

Daniel Beltrá and Larry McKinney presented a joint lecture at the Aquarium on October 13, 2011, and discussed the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Beltrá is a professional photographer based in Seattle. His photography covering the Gulf spill was exhibited at the Aquarium. McKinney provided the scientist’s perspective. He serves as the executive director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.

Audio Posted: December 9, 2011 | Running time: 3:55

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Joe Roman

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Ocean Ecosystems

Joe Roman spoke at the Aquarium on September 28, 2011 about his research into the ecological role of whales in the ocean. He is a conservation biologist, freelance writer, and researcher at the University of Vermont. His research appears in the journals Science, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Audio Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:27

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