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Lecture Archive: Richard Ellis

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Lecture Archive 2013 | Marine Biology

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Gladiator of the Sea

Lecture date: June 13, 2013. Richard Ellis discussed the broadbill swordfish, whose scientific name Xiphias gladius means “gladiator.”

Audio Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 58:41

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Lecture Archive: Chris Lowe

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Lecture Archive 2013 | Marine Biology

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The Recovery of Apex Marine Predator Populations

Lecture date: May 14, 2013. Rapid coastal development, water and air pollution, overfishing, bycatch, and habitat loss have all contributed to declines in shark populations. Chris Lowe, of California State University, Long Beach's Shark Lab, discussed federal and state agencies and regulations and how they have helped sharks recover.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 50:58

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Lecture Archive: Leslie Harris

Guest Speakers | Lecture Archive 2013 | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Hitchhiking Aliens: Unexpected Consequences of the Japan Tsunami

Lecture date: May 7, 2013. After the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan in 2010, ocean currents and wind brought debris across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Learn about the non-native plant and animal species attached to the debris that hitched a ride to our shores in this lecture by Leslie Harris.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 57:12

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Lecture Archive: Richard Theiss & Victor Douieb

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Lecture Archive 2013 | Marine Biology

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Sharks: The Beauty of the Ocean Predator

Lecture date: March 5, 2013. Underwater cinematographer Richard Theiss and sculptor Victor Douieb discussed their personal experiences with sharks, shark conservation, and their work documenting sharks.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 50:42

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Lecture Archive: Charles Yarish

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Lecture Archive 2013 | Marine Biology

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Nutrient Bioextraction and Seaweed Aquaculture

Lecture date: February 7, 2013. Charles Yarish discussed the bioextraction of inorganic nutrients from coastal waters using native seaweeds.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 63:40

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Seth Newsome

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Using Chemistry to Study Marine Mammal Diets

Differences in diet among individuals of the same species is increasingly recognized as an important component of diversity in food webs.

Audio Posted: February 6, 2013 | Running time: 03:05

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P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology | Exhibit Pages | Penguin Habitat

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The Penguins of Patagonia

For twenty-eight years P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D., has studied the largest Magellanic Penguin colony in the world at Punta Tombo, Argentina.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2013 | Running time: 03:15

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Maddalena Bearzi

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist

Dr. Maddalena Bearzi takes viewers inside the world of a marine mammal field scientist. She offers a firsthand understanding of cetacean behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity involved in dolphin research.

Audio Posted: January 29, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

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J.J. L’Heureux

Guest Speakers | Art | Marine Biology

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Penguins: A Photographic Expedition to Antarctica

Painter, photographer, and naturalist J.J. L'Heureux shared her photographs and stories from her eleven years of annual expeditions to Antarctica during her lecture on March 20, 2012.

Audio Posted: August 1, 2012 | Running time: 3:21

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Ellen Prager

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter

Dr. Ellen Prager presented stories and images about the organisms that inhabit the oceans' depths and how they are connected to our food supply, the economy, jobs, and in biomedical research and biotechnology in her lecture on January 19, 2012.

Audio Posted: July 27, 2012 | Running time: 3:06

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Magellanic Penguin

Animal Information | Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology | Exhibit Pages | Penguin Habitat

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Spheniscus Magellanicus, A Penguin for All Seasons

Throughout history, penguins have captured the hearts and imagination of people of all ages. Comical and endearing, our perception of this awkward creature belies its amazing abilities to survive in the ocean and on land.

Audio Posted: May 31, 2012 | Running time: 1:44

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Educational | Education Audio | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Is the ocean’s beauty in the eye of the beholder?

The largest geographic feature of our planet is the ocean, almost inconceivable in size to the imagination. It is in this vast environment that microscopic plants and animals make our planet habitable.

Audio Posted: January 31, 2012 | Running time: 1:17

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LuAnn Dahlman

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Marine Biology

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Antarctica's Climate Secrets: Drilling into the Past to Predict the Future

LuAnn Dahlman, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 22, 2011, spent a season at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working with an international group of scientists and drillers who are doing this innovative research. Dahlman is part of the Communications and Education group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office and develops climate-related educational materials.

Audio Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:18

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