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What Does a Sick Fish Look Like?  buttonLink

Animal Care Series: Learn how we identify and care for sick fish.

Fish can become under the weather too! Learn how staff Veterinarian Dr. Lance Adams identifies and cares for sick fish.

Audio Posted: November 12, 2010 | Running time: 1:33

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Patricia Conrad

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Patricia Conrad  buttonLink

One Health Approach to Otters and the Ocean

Dr. Conrad is the professor of parasitology at the University of California, Davis, school of veterinary medicine. She is the recipient of several teaching and research awards and has written over 170 scientific publications. Involved with sea otter research since 1998, she directed the development of methods to detect, isolate, and unravel the life history of parasites that kill sea otters.

Audio Posted: October 21, 2010 | Running time: 3:44

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Climate and Weather  buttonLink

"Climate is what you expect; Weather is what you get". -Mark Twain

Changes in the ocean and atmosphere impact all of our lives. From deciding where to vacation, to where we farm and what we plant, understanding the ocean's influence on climate and weather benefits us all.

Audio Posted: October 4, 2010 | Running time: 1:29

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Restoring Our Giant Kelp Forests  buttonLink

How we can recover these declining habitats

Efforts in restoration are showing positive results for our giant kelp forests. Learn why and how it's done.

Audio Posted: September 16, 2010 | Running time: 1:37

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The Quarantine Process  buttonLink

Animal Care Series: Learn how we introduce new animals to existing displays.

New animals that come to the Aquarium of the Pacific are quarantined and examined by the aquariums veterinarian before they are introduced to animals already on display.

Audio Posted: August 18, 2010 | Running time: 1:33

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch  buttonLink

Plastics Pile up in the North Pacific Gyre

Plastic garbage makes its way from our streets to the sea. Learn where many of these plastics end up, how they impact marine life, and what you can do to help.

Audio Posted: June 15, 2010 | Running time: 1:36

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The Fish Doctor  buttonLink

Animal Care Series: Meet Dr. Lance Adams

Meet the Aquarium staff member tasked with giving proper veterinary care to our 11,000 animals.

Audio Posted: April 30, 2010 | Running time: 1:48

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Shark Skin  buttonLink

Taking a closer look at shark skin.

Believe it or not, a shark’s mouth isn’t the only place it has teeth!

Audio Posted: March 29, 2010 | Running time: 1:20

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Nate Jaros

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Sea Jellies in Aquariums: The Next Frontier

Nate Jaros received his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Environmental Science form Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2002, Jaros began working as an aquarist at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, and found his specialty in the area of jelly culture. He accepted his position at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach in 2005. For over two years now he has successfully filled the Aquarium of the Pacific's exhibits with cultured jellies, and has sent many jellies to other aquariums.

Audio Posted: March 3, 2010 | Running time: 4:13

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Breakwater: Alternative 4  buttonLink

The worlds largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The fourth and final alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study does not actually alter the breakwater at all, but creates a training structure at the mouth of the LA river to push contaminates away from our shores.

Audio Posted: March 1, 2010 | Running time: 1:32

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Evolution of Sharks  buttonLink

Sharks: The Ultimate Survivors

Sharks are very successful and adaptive animals. They have been around for 400 million years. Learn more about their evolutionary history listening to the “Evolution of Sharks.”

Audio Posted: February 9, 2010 | Running time: 1:33

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Breakwater: Alternative 3  buttonLink

The world’s largest breakwater is under scrutiny.

The third alternative set forth by the Reconnaissance Study reconfigures the breakwater into three staggered sections. This increases the possibility for waves on the shore but also the likelihood of the need for mitigation for the Port and the THUMS Islands.

Audio Posted: January 22, 2010 | Running time: 1:56

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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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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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