Dreamless Sleeper: The Lure of the Greenland Shark
Since 1998 Jeffrey Gallant and Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark, Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG) shark researchers, have pursued a mythical creature-the Greenland shark. These researchers use a multimedia presentation to tell the story of how two diving scientists searched for and ultimately found a population of Greenland sharks. Jeffrey Gallant is the director of the Atlantic region of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group.
Video Posted: November 24, 2009 | Running time: 2:17
Educational | Guest Speakers | Marine Biology
Cephalopods–Chameleons of the Sea
James B. Wood, PhD is the Aquarium of the Pacific’s director of education. He has published numerous peer-reviewed and popular papers on cephalopod behavior, life history, physiology, and husbandry. Dr.Woods is webmaster of The Cephalopod Page, one of the longest running biological web sites and is a founding executive member and board member for MarineBio.org. He has worked with the Census of Marine Life since 1998 and co-developed one of their pilot species databases–CephBase.
Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 3:55
Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography
Global Population and Climate Change
Dr. Seager is the president and CEO of Population Connection. He attained a Ph.D. in animal ecology and population dynamics and a BSc in Zoology at the University of Wales. Dr. Seager believes there is a clear connection between human population growth and virtually every global challenge from poverty to climate change and from species extinction to the political instability of failed nation-states.
Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:18
Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography
Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds
Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:06
Guest Speakers | Marine Biology
Shark Tagging in the Galapagos Islands - Migration and Hotspots
Dr. Alex Hearn studied Oceanography and Marine Biology at Southampton University in the UK, and did his PhD at Heriot Watt University in the Orkney Islands. In 2002, he moved to the Galapagos Islands and worked as coordinator of fisheries research at the Charles Darwin Foundation. Hearn developed the Galapagos Shark Research and Conservation Program in 2006. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at the Biotelemetry Laboratory of UC Davis.
Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 4:39
Guest Speakers | Art | Oceanography
Artist Reuben Margolin has spent the last ten years making kinetic sculptures inspired by wave motion. Seeking to combine the logic of mathematics with the sensuousness of nature, Reuben built a series of monumental mechanical mobiles that have been exhibited internationally, including at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He received his BA from Harvard University, has studied at art schools in Russia and Italy, and has been an artist in residence in Spain and India.
Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 3:10
Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology
Sharks: Explorations of Nature’s Time Machine
Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a research physiologist and senior lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research has expanded from studies on the physiological and biological perspectives of sharks to include shark ecology and habitat research. In 2006, the Southern California Bight Elasmobranch Consortium was created and headquartered in his laboratory. Dr. Graham holds a PhD from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
Video Posted: September 11, 2009 | Running time: 4:15
Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation
Bringing Sustainability Home
Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times. He is the author of the cookbooks ‘‘How to Read a French Fry’’ and “How to Pick a Peach.” Parsons has won every major American food journalism award, including those from the International Association of Culinary Professionals the Association of Food Journalists, the James Beard Foundation, and the University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.
Video Posted: August 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:46
Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology
Life Histories and Fishery Ecology of Sharks and Rays
Dr. Gregor Cailliet received a doctorate in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972. That same year, he became a faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and has been there ever since. Dr. Cailliet presently serves as the Program Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center. He has served as an advisor to 100 masters students in the field of marine fish ecology and has also been very active in central California reserves or sanctuaries.
Video Posted: August 26, 2009 | Running time: 3:59
Guest Speakers | Climate Change
Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change
Stephan Faris is a freelance journalist and author who specializes in the developing world. From the invasion of Iraq and genocide trials in Rwanda to oil woes in Nigeria and Internet censorship in China, he has covered all of these events and more. Faris earned a Masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is now based in Rome.
Video Posted: August 24, 2009 | Running time: 4:09