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Natalie Webster

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Troll and Pole Tuna Fishing

Natalie Webster is the granddaughter, daughter, and wife of tuna fishermen so tuna fishing and the ups and downs of the tuna industry have long been part of her life. Five years ago she helped found the American Albacore Fishing Association, a small fishery made up of 21 family-owned boats in San Diego, California. She talks to us about her views of the state of the tuna industry today and how the instability and potential bleak future for the industry can be helped.

Video Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 9:56

Desray Reeb: Whale Hugger

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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A look at the world of whales.

Desray Reeb, Ph.D., is what is commonly called a whale hugger. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where her research included studies of pygmy right whales, mike, humpback, and both northern and southern right whales. More recently she has participated in studies of the northern Pacific right whale in the Bering Sea and sperm whales and other cetaceans in the Gulf of California.

Video Posted: June 25, 2008 | Running time: 5:01

Rae and Wallis: Catch a Wave

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Making the Call about Where to Surf Today: Behind the Scenes

Graeme Rae, PhD, is the product manager of and creative source behind Surfline.com, a popular online surfing website focusing on the East Coast. Kevin Wallis is the forecast manager and lead forecaster at Surfline where he develops and supervises the daily surfing forecasts for a large part of the eastern Pacific coast and Hawaii so that surfers will "know before they go".

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 5:40

William Jepson: Information Technology

Guest Speakers | Business

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Welcome to Virtual Los Angeles

Imagine exploring and navigating the bustling city of Los Angeles through a magical combination of aerial photography, street level imagery, and 3D geometry without leaving your chair. Dr. Bill Jepson, Director of the UCLA Urban Simulation Laboratory Team and his team have fashioned a revolutionary and exceptionally realistic interactive navigation tool of the entire Los Angeles Basin that is accurate to the level of the signs in the windows and the graffiti on the walls.

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 7:04

Gerhardt and Pepin: Catch a Wave

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Women Surfing: Two Women at the Top of the Wave

Sara Gerhardt and Elizabeth Pepin not only know how to surf waves, they also know how to make them. Each in her own way has pushed the envelope for women in the male-dominated world of surfing. Gerhardt, who has a PhD in physical chemistry, has been a surfer for over 20 years. She was the first woman to surf Mavericks with its 20 foot tall waves. Pepin has been capturing the women's surf scene with her camera since 1997. Her skills at photographing the surfing scene have earned her four Emmy Awards.

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 11:19

Palazzolo: Conservation

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

Carl Palazzolo, DVM, likes large animals as evidenced by his experiences caring for a 300 pound Siberian tiger. He has traveled the world to work on the conservation of endangered species such as black rhinos in Zimbabwe, Africa and the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo. De Palazzolo shares his experiences with the orangutans and the adventures he has had working to save other endangered species.

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 5:42

Robert Gottlieb

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Discussion on the evolution of Los Angeles

Robert Gottlieb is a Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is a writer, educator, and activist who has been described as a "pioneer in redefining environmentalism, turning ideas into action, and forging coalitions in the often murky atmosphere of Los Angeles". The author of "Reinventing Los Angeles", he believes that LA can become a more livable and sustainable city.

Video Posted: April 21, 2008 | Running time: 10:56

Francisco Ayala: Science and Religion

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Bridging the gap between differing perspectives

Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Francisco J. Ayala, states while although it is desirable to improve the human condition, there are issues surrounding the human genome. There also is an ongoing conflict between science and religion, but Ayala attempts to explain that these two viewpoints can coexist and are simply different dimensions of the world.

Video Posted: January 31, 2008 | Running time: 5:43

Francisco Ayala: Evolution

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Discussion of natural selection and evolution

Francisco J. Ayala, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, shares how evolution shows us the history of life through time and how natural selection is the mechanism by which change in organism occur. Ayala also covers ways to improve awareness of the current ecological crisis our world faces, and ways to preserve the environment and biological diversity.

Video Posted: January 31, 2008 | Running time: 8:03

Conrad Lautenbacher: FishWatch

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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FishWatch Brought to You by NOAA’s Office of Fisheries

Are you seafood savvy? Do you know what fish are good for you, which are sustainably fished and which are overfished? Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, talks about FishWatch. This new program of NOAA’s Office of Fisheries presents up-to-date scientific data and is designed to help the public make intelligent, informed decisions about the fish they select to consume.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 3:34

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