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Ken Kurtis

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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

Woodrow “Woody” Clark II

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Sustainable Communities

Dr. Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners in 2004 and has served as energy advisor for the LA Community College District. Currently he is co-chair of CleanTech Institute at the University of California, Berkeley Haas Business School Executive Program. In 2007, Clark was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize due to his co-authorship and co-editorship for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1995-2000.

Video Posted: August 5, 2010 | Running time: 4:34

Ian Shive

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Storytelling with Nature Photography

Ian Shive is an award-winning photographer whose images have appeared in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic, Popular Science, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Photography and Outside Magazine. Shive’s profession has taken him around the world and he has become an active advocate for the causes he photographs.

Video Posted: August 3, 2010 | Running time: 4:20

Ed Humes

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Eco Barons

A journalist and author of ten narrative nonfiction books, Edward Humes has received the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the military and a PEN Center USA Award for NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT: A Year In the Life of Juvenile Court. His latest book is ECO BARONS: THE DREAMERS, SCHEMERS & MILLIONAIRES WHO ARE SAVING OUR PLANET. Humes has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and is presently writer at large for Los Angeles Magazine.

Video Posted: June 24, 2010 | Running time: 3:28

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