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Richard West

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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A View of the Ocean from Washington

Rear Admiral Richard West, USN (Re.) is president of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) division of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership whose mission is to advance research, education, and sound ocean policy. In his view of the ocean from Washington, Admiral West gives us a candid look at what’s happening now and a peek into the future.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 3:37

Conrad Lautenbacher: Global Climate Change

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Climate Change: NOAA Scientists Predict the Future

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), under the direction of Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., USN (Ret), is charged with analyzing and predicting the nation’s climate and weather now and into the future. Admiral Lautenbacher explains how NOAA agencies are responding to the need to help society understand, plan for, and respond to climate variability and change.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:02

Tom Bowman

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Policy and technology alternatives for controlling climate change and its impact globally and in California.

Tom Bowman is one of the premier interpreters of global warming science, impacts, and solutions. Tom led the design teams that created hands-on climate exhibitions for the Marian Koshland Science Museum, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Policymakers and the design press have acknowledged these award-winning exhibitions for bringing balanced, authentic science to the public in engaging ways.

Video Posted: January 11, 2008 | Running time: 4:23

Rescue Animals

Animal News | Conservation | Marine Biology

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The Aquarium provides a safe haven for numerous animals.

There are rescue animals, or animals that would not be able to survive in the wild, that reside at the Aquarium of the Pacific, including sea otters, sea lions, and other marine creatures. One of those is a recent addition to the Aquarium family, a sea lion named Odin. Despite the fact that Odin is nearly blind, he has acclimated to his new home quite nicely.

Video Posted: November 30, 2007 | Running time: 2:03

Dr. William Patzert

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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The "El Nino Expert"

Bill Patzert has a PhD in oceanography and is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology.

Video Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:30

Dr. Herman Karl

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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A Look at Science as a Community-building Tool

Herman Karl, a marine geologist and former chief scientist with the US Geologic Survey's Western Coastal and Marine Geology Program, and co-director of MUSIC—the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—USGS Science Impact Collaborative, discusses "wicked environmental problems."

Video Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 4:38

Kassie Siegel

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program

As the director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate, Air, and Energy Program, Siegel is well versed in the effects of global warming.

Video Posted: November 2, 2007 | Running time: 2:36

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