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Donald Prothero

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

Huge natural disasters—from earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards—have had a profound effect on human history and civilization, often in surprising ways. According to Donald Prothero, humans have an unrealistic and irrational reaction to these natural disasters and fear the ones that are least deadly while taking for granted those that are the most likely killers.

Video Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:23

Dean Wendt

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Scientists, Managers, and Fishermen Working Together to Manage California’s Ocean Resources

California recently completed the designation of a new network of marine protected areas (MPAs) along its 800-mile coastline. The process has been heralded as a landmark event in marine resource management and conservation.

Video Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 02:58

Alex Hall

Guest Speakers | Climate Change

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Mid-Century Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region

Dr. Hall is a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, teaching climate-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions.

Video Posted: January 30, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

Maddalena Bearzi

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist

Dr. Maddalena Bearzi takes viewers inside the world of a marine mammal field scientist. She offers a firsthand understanding of cetacean behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity involved in dolphin research.

Video Posted: January 29, 2013 | Running time: 03:16

Dr. Bernie Krause

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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The Great Animal Orchestra

Since 1968 Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled around the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments.

Video Posted: January 23, 2013 | Running time: 03:33

Jay Holcomb

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Exhibits | 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

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

J.J. L’Heureux

Guest Speakers | Art | Marine Biology

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Penguins: A Photographic Expedition to Antarctica

Painter, photographer, and naturalist J.J. L'Heureux shared her photographs and stories from her eleven years of annual expeditions to Antarctica during her lecture on March 20, 2012.

Video Posted: August 1, 2012 | Running time: 3:21

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

Dirk Rosen

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Deepwater Exploration of South Coast Marine Protected Areas

In his lecture on April 24, 2012, Dirk Rosen described a typical cruise day and shared film clips showing the launch of a remotely operated vehicle and footage from MPA sites. Rosen is the founder and president of Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE). He has more than twenty-five years of design, build, and operations experience with remotely operated vehicles and manned submersibles.

Video Posted: July 30, 2012 | Running time: 3:08

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