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Peter Howorth

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Marine Mammal Rescues

For more than three decades, Peter Howorth has been involved in numerous nonprofit environmental organizations. He was president of the Santa Barbara Underseas Foundation, an organization devoted to education, conservation, and research involving the sea. He was a founding director and president of the Friends of Channel Islands National Park. Howorth has also been involved in numerous research projects with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. He has the distinction of being their first staff associate. Since 1975, Howorth has been a member of the Shark Research Committee, which studies shark attacks on humans worldwide. Howorth's work with marine mammals earned him both state and federal Senatorial Commendations. His work has been featured in numerous television documentaries, ranging from Cousteau's "Rediscovery of the World" to Tom Brokaw's Nightly News.

Video Posted: February 13, 2009 | Running time: 2:00

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

December Student Scholar: Juan Lopez  buttonLink

Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Fifth 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Juan Lopez, has not only made outstanding achievements in the field of computer systems and information technology, but has also donated coutless hours of service to the Aquarium, his school and the community. Lopez has repaired countless computers for the Soledad Enrichment Charter School and the Bikes 90800 Program, and has taught a 3D computer aided design course. He has also shown tremendous dedication for the Aquarium through his leadership of fellow student volunteers at numerous cultural festivals.

Video Posted: February 5, 2009 | Running time: 4:58

November Student Scholar: E’Mon White

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Fourth 10th Anniversary Scholar

E'Mon White, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts, has demonstrated an outstanding academic record, winning numerous honors for her achievements. She plays an active role in the student council and school clubs. Her community service includes work as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital and as a Youth President at Long Beach NAACP. In addition, she performs in plays, shows, competitions, and has taken a leadership role in dance and drama clubs. White plans to attend California State University, Long Beach to pursue a career as a teacher. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service.

Video Posted: January 7, 2009 | Running time: 4:27

October Student Scholar: Simmie Sims

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Third 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Simmie Sims, who attends Long Beach Renaissance High School, has demonstrated outstanding service in the community through his involvement in youth groups, his school, and his church. He has used his talents as a singer, dancer, writer, director, and actor to create a multi-ethnic dance group at school that brings students of various ethnic backgrounds together to promote cultural interaction. He also works as a volunteer with first and second graders, with the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, and at the American Cancer Society.

Video Posted: January 5, 2009 | Running time: 4:09

August Student Scholar : Johnnie Alexis Eagan

10th Anniversary Scholars | For Kids | Conservation

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its First 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Eagan is an eleven-year old honor student who has shown dedicated service to the local and global community as well as in inspiring conservation of the planet.

Video Posted: January 2, 2009 | Running time: 2:38

September Student Scholar: Zacharie Arellano

10th Anniversary Scholars | Conservation

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Aquarium of the Pacific honors its Second 10th Anniversary Scholar

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring Long Beach students who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Arellano is an eleven-year old outstanding student who is a NAACP Youth Scholar that has been recognized for exemplary work in community service.

Video Posted: October 13, 2008 | Running time: 2:16

Natalie Webster

Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation

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Troll and Pole Tuna Fishing

Natalie Webster is the granddaughter, daughter, and wife of tuna fishermen so tuna fishing and the ups and downs of the tuna industry have long been part of her life. Five years ago she helped found the American Albacore Fishing Association, a small fishery made up of 21 family-owned boats in San Diego, California. She talks to us about her views of the state of the tuna industry today and how the instability and potential bleak future for the industry can be helped.

Video Posted: July 1, 2008 | Running time: 9:56

Desray Reeb: Whale Hugger

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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A look at the world of whales.

Desray Reeb, Ph.D., is what is commonly called a whale hugger. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where her research included studies of pygmy right whales, mike, humpback, and both northern and southern right whales. More recently she has participated in studies of the northern Pacific right whale in the Bering Sea and sperm whales and other cetaceans in the Gulf of California.

Video Posted: June 25, 2008 | Running time: 5:01

Gerhardt and Pepin: Catch a Wave

Guest Speakers | Art | Conservation

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Women Surfing: Two Women at the Top of the Wave

Sara Gerhardt and Elizabeth Pepin not only know how to surf waves, they also know how to make them. Each in her own way has pushed the envelope for women in the male-dominated world of surfing. Gerhardt, who has a PhD in physical chemistry, has been a surfer for over 20 years. She was the first woman to surf Mavericks with its 20 foot tall waves. Pepin has been capturing the women's surf scene with her camera since 1997. Her skills at photographing the surfing scene have earned her four Emmy Awards.

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 11:19

Palazzolo: Conservation

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Endangered Orangutans of Borneo

Carl Palazzolo, DVM, likes large animals as evidenced by his experiences caring for a 300 pound Siberian tiger. He has traveled the world to work on the conservation of endangered species such as black rhinos in Zimbabwe, Africa and the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo. De Palazzolo shares his experiences with the orangutans and the adventures he has had working to save other endangered species.

Video Posted: June 16, 2008 | Running time: 5:42

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