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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

Juliet Eilperin

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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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

Gil Garcetti

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Women: From Paris to West Africa

Garcetti has spent much of his life as an urban photographer, with solo exhibitions at the United Nations in New York, National Building Museum in Washington D.C., and Millennium Art Museum in Beijing, among other institutions and galleries. In 2003 American Photo named Garcetti one of the country’s four master photographers. In addition to his photography, Garcetti has taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 4:07

Ken Kurtis

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Diving Easter Island - Above and Below

Kurtis is a National Association of Underwater Instructors SCUBA instructor, owner of Reef Seekers Dive Company. He is a charter volunteer dive team leader at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Kurtis has been appointed to several state boards that have helped implement the Marine Life Protection Act. He also serves as the forensic consultant for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office in cases of scuba fatalities.

Video Posted: August 10, 2011 | Running time: 3:57

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

Larry McKinney

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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After the Gulf: What Did We Learn?

Dr. McKinney received his PhD from Texas A&M University, and is the executive director of Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, where he leads a interdisciplinary team that integrates science, policy, and socio-economic expertise to help assure an economically and environmentally sustainable Gulf. Dr. McKinney acts as state lead for the Ecosystem Assessment and Integration Team of the Gulf Alliance Sciences.

Video Posted: May 17, 2011 | Running time: 4:14

David Helvarg

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Saved by the Sea - A Love Story With Fish

David Helvarg is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of five books: The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors, and Saved by the Sea. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others.

Video Posted: November 14, 2010 | Running time: 3:22

Curtis Ebbesmeyer

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Flotsametrics and the Floating World

Curtis Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington and is regarded as an expert on ocean currents and floating objects. Each year, Curt presents a booth and talks at beachcomber fairs in Alaska, Florida, and Washington.

Video Posted: November 12, 2010 | Running time: 3:50

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

Jim Sanchirico

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

Video Posted: August 11, 2010 | Running time: 4:06

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