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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

Jeffrey Gallant

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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. Jeffrey Gallant is the director of the Atlantic region of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group.

Video Posted: November 24, 2009 | Running time: 2:17

James Wood

Educational | Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Cephalopods–Chameleons of the Sea

James B. Wood, PhD is the Aquarium of the Pacific’s director of education. He has published numerous peer-reviewed and popular papers on cephalopod behavior, life history, physiology, and husbandry. Dr.Woods is webmaster of The Cephalopod Page, one of the longest running biological web sites and is a founding executive member and board member for MarineBio.org. He has worked with the Census of Marine Life since 1998 and co-developed one of their pilot species databases–CephBase.

Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 3:55

John Seager

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Oceanography

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Global Population and Climate Change

Dr. Seager is the president and CEO of Population Connection. He attained a Ph.D. in animal ecology and population dynamics and a BSc in Zoology at the University of Wales. Dr. Seager believes there is a clear connection between human population growth and virtually every global challenge from poverty to climate change and from species extinction to the political instability of failed nation-states.

Video Posted: October 19, 2009 | Running time: 4:18

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

Alex Hearn

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Shark Tagging in the Galapagos Islands - Migration and Hotspots

Dr. Alex Hearn studied Oceanography and Marine Biology at Southampton University in the UK, and did his PhD at Heriot Watt University in the Orkney Islands. In 2002, he moved to the Galapagos Islands and worked as coordinator of fisheries research at the Charles Darwin Foundation. Hearn developed the Galapagos Shark Research and Conservation Program in 2006. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at the Biotelemetry Laboratory of UC Davis.

Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 4:39

Reuben Margolin

Guest Speakers | Art | Oceanography

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Wavemaker

Artist Reuben Margolin has spent the last ten years making kinetic sculptures inspired by wave motion. Seeking to combine the logic of mathematics with the sensuousness of nature, Reuben built a series of monumental mechanical mobiles that have been exhibited internationally, including at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He received his BA from Harvard University, has studied at art schools in Russia and Italy, and has been an artist in residence in Spain and India.

Video Posted: September 14, 2009 | Running time: 3:10

Jeff Graham

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Sharks: Explorations of Nature’s Time Machine

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a research physiologist and senior lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research has expanded from studies on the physiological and biological perspectives of sharks to include shark ecology and habitat research. In 2006, the Southern California Bight Elasmobranch Consortium was created and headquartered in his laboratory. Dr. Graham holds a PhD from the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Video Posted: September 11, 2009 | Running time: 4:15

Russ Parsons

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Bringing Sustainability Home

Russ Parsons is the food editor and columnist of the Los Angeles Times. He has been writing about food for 25 years, including almost 20 years at The Times. He is the author of the cookbooks ‘‘How to Read a French Fry’’ and “How to Pick a Peach.” Parsons has won every major American food journalism award, including those from the International Association of Culinary Professionals the Association of Food Journalists, the James Beard Foundation, and the University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards.

Video Posted: August 27, 2009 | Running time: 3:46

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