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Jay Holcomb

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Exhibit Pages | Penguin Habitat

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Rehabilitating Oiled Penguins During the Treasure Oil Spill in South Africa

The largest oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation effort ever mounted took place in 2000 in South Africa when an iron ore ship, the Treasure, sank between the two largest breeding islands for African Penguins.

Video Posted: January 22, 2013 | Running time: 3:26

Sustaining Communities

Conservation Issues | Environment | Conservation

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Every year, North America's Marine Protected Areas contribute millions of dollars to the economy.

Video Posted: November 1, 2012 | Running time: 2:31

Discovering the Ocean’s Secrets

Conservation Issues | Educational | Environment | Conservation

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Imagine going to work everyday in the ocean, to study the plants and animals that call it home.

Video Posted: November 1, 2012 | Running time: 2:46

Protecting Marine Life

Conservation Issues | Environment | Conservation

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Swim up North America's coast like a whale and you will see its vibrant and diverse life. Some of the places along the way are marine protected areas that ensure safe passage and abundant food for the planet's marine animals. These diverse areas also protect an incredible variety of marine life.

Video Posted: November 1, 2012 | Running time: 2:30

Connecting Us to Nature

Conservation Issues | Environment | Conservation

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Marine protected areas offer a perfect adventure.

Video Posted: November 1, 2012 | Running time: 2:33

Charles Moore

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Plastic Ocean: How Bad Is It?

In 1997 Captain Charles Moore discovered plastic in the ocean in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Dubbed the Great North Pacific Garbage Patch, this estimated three million tons of plastic debris is still growing in the Northeast Pacific between Hawaii and the West Coast. He spoke at the Aquarium on March 6, 2012.

Video Posted: August 1, 2012 | Running time: 3:55

Dr. Michael Mann

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

In his lecture on February 15, 2012, Michael Mann discussed the “Hockey Stick,” a graph he created with his colleagues to depict changes in Earth’s temperature dating back to 1000 AD. Dr. Mann is a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the departments of meteorology and geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Video Posted: July 30, 2012 | Running time: 4:19

Julie Skoglund

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Gulf Oil Spill 2010: An Overview of the Bird Rehabilitation Efforts

Julie Skoglund, who spoke at the Aquarium on August 16, 2011, has worked for International Bird Rescue since 2004. She has been the rehabilitation manager at Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles location for the past four years. After the Gulf oil spill, she designed and built an oiled bird center in Alabama and managed bird care in Louisiana.

Video Posted: July 19, 2012 | Running time: 2:53

Rob Mortensen

Animal Information | Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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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

Daniel Beltra and Larry McKinney

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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The Deepwater Horizon Blowout: Two Perspectives—An Artist and a Scientist

Daniel Beltrá and Larry McKinney presented a joint lecture at the Aquarium on October 13, 2011, and discussed the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Beltrá is a professional photographer based in Seattle. His photography covering the Gulf spill was exhibited at the Aquarium. McKinney provided the scientist’s perspective. He serves as the executive director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.

Video Posted: December 9, 2011 | Running time: 3:55

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