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Tim Tinker

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sea Otters: Iconic Indicators of Coastal Ecosystem Health

Dr. Tim Tinker is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Tinker is the project leader for Federal research on sea otters in California, and currently heads a multi-agency study investigating the factors limiting the recovery of this threatened sub-species.

Video Posted: June 24, 2010 | Running time: 4:12

Rikk Kvitek

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Peeling Back the Blue: State Efforts to Map California’s Seafloor

Rikk Kvitek is a Professor in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay, where he also directs the CSUMB Seafloor Mapping Lab and CSU COAST Technology Center for Spatial Information Visualization and Analysis. Rikk obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Michigan, his Masters in Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Labs, and a PhD in zoology from the University of Washington.

Video Posted: June 23, 2010 | Running time: 4:28

George Benz

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Shark Research at the Top of the World

George W. Benz is a Professor of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University. A native of New England, George earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Connecticut and was employed for 5 years as a Fisheries Biologist with the Connecticut Bureau of Fisheries. He has authored and edited over 100 scientific publications and his research has been the focus of articles in Discover, National Geographic, and Highlights for Children as well as other magazines and popular books.

Video Posted: May 18, 2010 | Running time: 3:30

Neil Sims Part 2

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Responsible Open Ocean Mariculture as a Marine Conservation Initiative

Sims has a MS in zoology from the University of New South Wales and is the founding president of the Ocean Steward Institute. In this second video, Sims discusses sustainability in mariculture and the complex relationships that exist in the ocean.

Video Posted: April 29, 2010 | Running time: 4:05

Neil Sims Part 1

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Responsible Open Ocean Mariculture as a Marine Conservation Initiative

Sims has a MS in zoology from the University of New South Wales and is the founding president of the Ocean Steward Institute. In this first video, Sims talks about the start of his career in marine biology while at the Cook Islands.

Video Posted: April 29, 2010 | Running time: 3:29

Trevor Corson

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sexy Lobster, Succulent Sushi

Corson is a former commercial lobster fisherman turned pop-science writer and culinary expert. He is a best-selling author and a judge on the Food Network's hit TV show Iron Chef America. He is known for his humorous and informative presentations on the creatures that compose our seafood.

Video Posted: April 2, 2010 | Running time: 4:12

Eric Zahn

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Restoring Los Cerritos Wetlands: Waiting for the Tides to Return

Eric Zahn, a local salt marsh ecologist and avid botanist, is a co-principal for ‘Tidal Influence' a company he founded to aid community groups and municipalities with their wetlands restoration efforts. Zahn is a lecturer in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at CSULB who has been one of the leaders focused on conserving coastal wetlands in Long Beach.

Video Posted: January 5, 2010 | Running time: 4:35

Barbara Taylor

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Critically Endangered: Can Vaquita Be Saved From Extinction?

Dr. Barbara Taylor is a Supervisory Research Fish Biologist with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. She was the U.S. lead scientist on a tri-nation 2008 expedition designed to develop new acoustic monitoring methods and population estimates intended to assist Mexico in conservation efforts to save the vaquita. Taylor has been researching marine mammals for over 30 years.

Video Posted: December 11, 2009 | Running time: 3:50

Chris Harvey-Clark

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Dreamless Sleeper: The Lure of the Greenland Shark

Since 1998 Jeffrey Gallant and Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark, Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG) shark researchers, have pursued a mythical creature-the Greenland shark. These researchers use a multimedia presentation to tell the story of how two diving scientists searched for and ultimately found a population of Greenland sharks. Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark is the director of Geerg‘s Pacific region and director of the animal care center at the University of British Columbia.

Video Posted: November 24, 2009 | Running time: 3:38

Charlie Zender

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Oceanography

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Seeding a Cooler Climate with Ocean Winds, Waves, and Clouds

Professor Zender is an atmospheric physicist and educator. He leads the Climate, Health, Aerosols,Radiation, and Microphysics (CHARM) group in the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine. CHARM studies the distribution and fluxes of energy and trace species in Earth's atmosphere. Prior to joining UCI in 1999, Zender received degrees from Harvard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:06

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