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Marc Shargel

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Wonders of the Sea

Marc Shargel, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 28, 2011, has been diving along the California coast since 1978. He has been working as a professional marine life photographer for over twenty years. A longtime advocate for the adoption of marine reserves, Shargel served on the state's official advisory body, helping to select sites for marine protected areas along the southern central coast.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:58

Janna Shackeroff

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NOAA’s International Conservation Programs

Janna Shackeroff, who spoke at the Aquarium on July 13, 2011, is the international coordinator for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, based in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Seal Beach native, she earned her Ph.D. in marine ecology and anthropology at Duke University in 2008, then began working for NOAA at a marine protected area in Hawaii. In 2010 the journal "Science" recognized Shackeroff as one of four emerging leaders in marine conservation.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:42

Ana Pitchon

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Sea Hunters or Sea Farmers? Transitions in Modern Fisheries

Ana Pitchon is an assistant professor of anthropology at CSU Dominguez Hills. She specializes in marine human ecosystems and fisheries policy, and has held consultancies in the U.S. with NOAA. She is currently working in collaboration with NOAA on issues related to coastal resource dependency as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard 8 research program.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:15

Naomi Oreskes

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Merchants of Doubt

Naomi Oreskes is a professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is an author and editor of many published works, and her most recent deals with the science of climate change. Her 2004 essay "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" led to op-ed pieces in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times and has been widely cited in the mass media, including National Public Radio and in the movie An Inconvenient Truth.

Video Posted: November 18, 2010 | Running time: 4:01

Patricia Conrad

Conservation Issues | Educational | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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One Health Approach to Otters and the Ocean

Dr. Conrad is the professor of parasitology at the University of California, Davis, school of veterinary medicine. She is the recipient of several teaching and research awards and has written over 170 scientific publications. Involved with sea otter research since 1998, she directed the development of methods to detect, isolate, and unravel the life history of parasites that kill sea otters.

Video Posted: October 21, 2010 | Running time: 3:44

Orrin H. Pilkey

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Rising Seas and Shifting Shores: The Global Impact of Sea Level Rise

Orrin Pilkey is a research professor and James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. He has received a number of awards including the Shepard medal for excellence in Marine Geology, The Priestly Award and public service awards from several geology societies. He has published 260 technical papers and edited and or written 40 books, the latest of which is The Rising Sea.

Video Posted: March 15, 2010 | Running time: 4:09

John Seager

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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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

Russ Parsons

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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

Marine Protected Areas: Special Ocean Places Deserve Special Protection

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This film, directed and produced by Aquarium of the Pacific staff, presents an opportunity to experience Southern California’s underwater beauty and to learn why MPAs are needed.

Video Posted: August 17, 2009

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

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