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Debra and Vincent Canabal

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Plight of the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

Debra and Vincent Canabal recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 30, 2014. The Canabals are owners and operators of Epic Diving in the Bahamas.

Video Posted: February 10, 2014 | Running time: 2:59

Leslie Harris

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The Wonderful World of Worms

Leslie Harris recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 23, 2014. Harris is the collections manager for the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum’s polychaete (marine annelid worms) collection.

Video Posted: February 10, 2014 | Running time: 3:11

Rob Mortensen

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Micronesian Kingfishers

Rob Mortensen, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 25, 2011, is the Aquariums assistant curator of birds and mammals. He previously served as a zookeeper at the Santa Barbara Zoo, a senior aquarist at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and an attack helicopter crew chief for the U.S. Army.

Video Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:13

Joe Roman

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Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Ocean Ecosystems

Joe Roman spoke at the Aquarium on September 28, 2011 about his research into the ecological role of whales in the ocean. He is a conservation biologist, freelance writer, and researcher at the University of Vermont. His research appears in the journals Science, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Video Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:27

Michele Westmorland

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Ocean Duets / Sea Photo Assignments and Conservation

Michele Westmorland, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 30, 2011, is a photojournalist with a twenty-year history of traveling the world documenting the marine life that inhabits the oceans. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sport Diver, and Scuba Diving.

Video Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 2:35

Aubrey Fine

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Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets in our Lives and in Therapy

Aubrey Fine, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 2, 2011, has been in the field of animal-assisted therapy for more than thirty years. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of children with developmental, learning, attention, and behavioral disorders. He has been an active faculty member at California State Polytechnic University since 1981.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:59

Juliet Eilperin

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Demon Fish: A Cultural History of Sharks

Juliet Eilperin, who spoke at the Aquarium about sharks on July 27, 2011, joined The Washington Post in 1998 as its House of Representatives reporter. Since 2004 she has served as the Post’s national environmental reporter, reporting on science, policy, and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:52

Nate Jaros

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Sea Jellies in Aquariums: The Next Frontier

Nate Jaros received his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Environmental Science form Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2002, Jaros began working as an aquarist at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, and found his specialty in the area of jelly culture. He accepted his position at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach in 2005. For over two years now he has successfully filled the Aquarium of the Pacific's exhibits with cultured jellies, and has sent many jellies to other aquariums.

Video Posted: March 3, 2010 | Running time: 4:13

Julie Hagelin

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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