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Lecture Archive: Gail Wight

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Swimming in the Age of Fishes: Art, Imagination, and the Unknowable

Lecture date: October 12, 2016. Artist Gail Wight discussed how topics in biology—like deep time, species diversity, extinction, and the forces of weather on habitat—drive her studio practice.

Video Posted: September 23, 2016 | Running time: 51:57

Lecture Archive: Helen Scales

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The Story of Seahorses: From Myth to Reality

Lecture date: October 5, 2016. Marine biologist Dr. Helen Scales discussed seahorse behavior and biology and how seahorses are endangered by modern threats rooted in humans' ancient beliefs.

Video Posted: September 23, 2016 | Running time: 46:43

Lecture Archive: Charles Wurster

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DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits

Lecture date: September 27, 2016. Charles Wurster discussed his book, DDT Wars, and the inside story it tells of the decade-long scientific, legal, and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972.

Video Posted: August 22, 2016 | Running time: 48:08

Lecture Archive: Patrick Krug

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Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs

Lecture date: August 30, 2016. Patrick Krug discussed ecological reasons for sea slugs’ beautiful coloration, their role in drug discovery and biomedical research, and their dramatic and intriguing mating behaviors.

Video Posted: July 25, 2016 | Running time: 45:45

Lecture Archive: Mike Bartick

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Into the Black

Lecture date: August 18, 2016. Mike Bartick discussed diving at night and photographing nocturnal marine life.

Video Posted: July 25, 2016 | Running time: 1:04:46

Lecture Archive: Andrew Nosal

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Local Legends: Movement Biology of the Leopard Shark off La Jolla, California

Lecture date: August 9, 2016. Andrew Nosal discussed leopard sharks that gather in shallow water off La Jolla Shores Beach in Southern California every summer.

Video Posted: July 25, 2016 | Running time: 33:08

Lecture Archive: Paul Isley

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Tillandsia Air Plants: Low-Water Plants for the 21st Century

Lecture date: July 26, 2016. Paul Isley discussed the genus Tillandsia, a family of easy-to-maintain plants that can grow without soil.

Video Posted: June 27, 2016 | Running time: 39:31

Lecture Archive: Josefin Stiller

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Taming Dragons: Unexpected Insights into the Biology, Behavior, and Diversity of Seadragons

Lecture date: July 19, 2016. Josefin Stiller discussed new insights into seadragon biology gained from field observations in Australia and from novel genetic techniques in the lab. Stiller and her advisors serendipitously discovered the ruby seadragon in 2015.

Video Posted: June 27, 2016 | Running time: 43:40

Lecture Archive: Ocean Desalination Reconsidered

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Panel Discussion

Lecture date: July 12, 2016. A panel of experts discussed the pros and cons of ocean desalination as a source of fresh drinking water in Southern California.

Video Posted: June 27, 2016 | Running time: 01:09:22

Lecture Archive: Joel Van Eenennaam

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California Caviar: The History of White Sturgeon Aquaculture

Lecture date: July 7, 2016. Joel Van Eenennaam discussed the history of white sturgeon aquaculture, the reproductive biology of this species, and hatchery techniques for wild stock enhancement and commercial aquaculture.

Video Posted: June 27, 2016 | Running time: 48:21

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