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Bill Deverell

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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The Watersheds of Los Angeles

William Deverell is Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, and Professor of History at USC. He earned his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Stanford and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from Princeton. Prior to coming to USC, Professor Deverell taught at the California Institute on Technology and the University of California, San Diego. Professor Deverell is the author of numerous studies on the 19th and 20th century American West.

Video Posted: April 21, 2009 | Running time: 3:30

Stan Wilson

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Climate Change, The Ocean and Global Sea Level Rise

Stan Wilson began his career as a marine biological collector. He traveled to Antarctica twice, the second time operating from a 30-foot fishing boat when he wintered over. He has been honored by having both an island and a new marine species named after him. Switching fields, he received a PhD in physical oceanography from the Johns Hopkins University. He has worked at the Office of Naval Research, at NASA Headquarters, and at NOAA. Most recently, he has been leading efforts to extend NOAA’s operational satellite program to incorporate ocean capabilities that he helped develop at NASA.

Video Posted: April 16, 2009 | Running time: 2:44

March Student Scholar: Chansopary Karen Soum

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Eighth 10th Anniversary Scholar

The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Chansopary Karen Soum as its March 10th Anniversary Scholar. Chansopary is active in helping out members of the local community who are homeless and hungry. She works as a volunteer at the Thanksgiving banquet at Ernest McBride Park every year, and contributes to feeding individuals and families who are less fortunate. Chansopary also helps to pass out food at the United Cambodian Community twice a month. Her level of personal caring and compassion is clear, and she even helps orphans in Cambodia by raising money at car washes and teaching Cambodian seniors to speak English. She helps preserve and celebrate cultures with her involvement with the Cambodian community and her participation in Polynesian dancing.

Video Posted: April 13, 2009 | Running time: 3:45

February Student Scholar: Abrams Adam Marvel

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Seventh 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service.

Video Posted: March 24, 2009 | Running time: 3:03

January Student Scholar: Brendon Thompson

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Sixth 10th Anniversary Scholar

The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Brendon Thompson as its January 10th Anniversary Scholar for his excellence in community service. A student at Bethany Christian Elementary School, Thompson has shown an outstanding understanding of, respect for, and stewardship of the ocean through his involvement in the Long Beach Pier Clean Up. In addition, he has worked to bring awareness of cancer and helped to raise money for research, education, and patient services by participating in the 10K American Cancer Society Walk. He also actively works to support and encourage cultural diversity.

Video Posted: March 24, 2009 | Running time: 2:08

Carl Safina

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Connecting with the Earth: The Spiritual Link

Dr. Carl Safina brought ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream. His hundred-plus publications and award-winning books include "Song for the Blue Ocean and Voyage of the Turtle." He’s been profiled by the New York Times, Nightline, and Bill Moyers. His awards include a Pew Fellowship, Lannan Literary Award, John Burroughs Medal, and a MacArthur Prize, among others.

Video Posted: March 10, 2009 | Running time: 4:00

Julie Hagelin

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Crested Auklets

Dr. Julie Hagelin’s research has shown that in addition to their senses of sight and sound, some birds also use a sense of smell to communicate with others and to attract mates. She explains how studies of Crested Auklets at the Aquarium of the Pacific and at a breeding site in western Alaska have led her to say: “The bird nose knows”. Dr Hagelin is an assistant professor at Swarthmore College where she teaches classes in animal behavior, behavioral ecology, and general biology.

Video Posted: March 6, 2009 | Running time: 2:28

Tim Brick

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Watersheds of California

Tim Brick is chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, representing the City of Pasadena on that board since 1985. Brick played an important role in the development of MWD’s World Water Forum program, which provides grants to Southern California colleges for educational efforts addressing world water problems. Brick graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and has pursued further studies in broadcast journalism and resource economics.

Video Posted: March 3, 2009 | Running time: 4:17

Brian Fagan

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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The Great Warming

Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and widely acknowledged as the world's leading archaeological writer. His many books include The Rape of the Nile, The Adventure of Archaeology, and four books on ancient climate and human society, including the bestselling The Little Ice Age and The Great Warming. He is also the author of Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of North America as well as the widely used Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California.

Video Posted: February 27, 2009 | Running time: 2:47

Gary Griggs

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Coastal Hazards

Dr. Griggs has been a professor of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1968. He is presently the director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and also the chair of the University of California Marine Council. He served for 15 years as a geologic advisor to Santa Cruz County and has consulted widely for local, state, and national government agencies. Griggs' research and teaching have been focused on coastal processes, hazards, and coastal engineering. Since 1991, he has led an effort to develop a major marine research and education center at the University’s Long Marine Laboratory. Dr. Gary Griggs has written or co-written over 150 articles published in professional journals as well as several books.

Video Posted: February 24, 2009 | Running time: 2:38

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