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David Helvarg

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Saved by the Sea - A Love Story With Fish

David Helvarg is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of five books: The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors, and Saved by the Sea. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others.

Audio Posted: November 14, 2010 | Running time: 3:22

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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

Conservation Issues | Educational | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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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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Eli Kintisch

Guest Speakers | Business | Marine Biology

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The Dawn of the Age of Geoengineering

Eli Kintisch is a reporter for Science magazine, and has also written for Slate, Discover, MIT Technology Review and The New Republic. His reporting on geoengineering has included stories on Bill Gates funding planet-hacking research, DARPA exploring the idea, and a week-long historic meeting in 2010 to begin to draft voluntary rules on the concept. His new book, Hack the Planet, taps such first-hand experiences to draw a thorough portrait of this emerging field.

Audio Posted: September 20, 2010 | Running time: 3:58

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Dr. Lance Adams

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Caring for the Aquarium’s Animals

Lance Adams has served as the staff Veterinarian at the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2001. He earned his BS degree in animal science from Cal Poly Pomona and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. His primary focus is to help keep the animals at the aquarium healthy from day to day and recommend animal care and preventative medicine practices for new species and exhibits.

Audio Posted: September 17, 2010 | Running time: 4:09

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Environment | Conservation | Education Audio | Marine Biology | Exhibit Pages | Southern California/Baja Gallery

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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Educational | Exhibits | Education Audio | Marine Biology

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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Jim Sanchirico

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

Audio Posted: August 11, 2010 | Running time: 4:06

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Tim Tinker

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sea Otters: Iconic Indicators of Coastal Ecosystem Health

Dr. Tim Tinker is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Tinker is the project leader for Federal research on sea otters in California, and currently heads a multi-agency study investigating the factors limiting the recovery of this threatened sub-species.

Audio Posted: June 24, 2010 | Running time: 4:12

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

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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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George Benz

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Shark Research at the Top of the World

George W. Benz is a Professor of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University. A native of New England, George earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Connecticut and was employed for 5 years as a Fisheries Biologist with the Connecticut Bureau of Fisheries. He has authored and edited over 100 scientific publications and his research has been the focus of articles in Discover, National Geographic, and Highlights for Children as well as other magazines and popular books.

Audio Posted: May 18, 2010 | Running time: 3:30

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