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Judith Weis

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Do Fish Sleep?

Judith Weis, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 18, 2011, is a professor of biological sciences at Rutgers University and the author of Do Fish Sleep? Fascinating Answers to Questions about Fishes. She is also the chair of the Science Advisory Board of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Video Posted: July 19, 2012 | Running time: 3:02

LuAnn Dahlman

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Marine Biology

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Antarctica's Climate Secrets: Drilling into the Past to Predict the Future

LuAnn Dahlman, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 22, 2011, spent a season at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working with an international group of scientists and drillers who are doing this innovative research. Dahlman is part of the Communications and Education group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office and develops climate-related educational materials.

Video Posted: December 12, 2011 | Running time: 3:18

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

Craig Heberer

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Marine Biology | Exhibits

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: The State of Our Pacific Tuna Resources

Craig Heberer, who spoke at the Aquarium on October 11, 2011, works as a fisheries biologist with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Southwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division. He serves as the lead biologist for the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species. Heberer was born and raised in San Pedro, California and grew up in the Croatian commercial tuna fishing industry.

Video Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:42

Joe Roman

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Raising Whales: How Cetaceans Engineer Ocean Ecosystems

Joe Roman spoke at the Aquarium on September 28, 2011 about his research into the ecological role of whales in the ocean. He is a conservation biologist, freelance writer, and researcher at the University of Vermont. His research appears in the journals Science, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, among others.

Video Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:27

Lori Hargrove

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Exhibits | Southern California/Baja Gallery

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Climate Change Impact on Birds of Southern California

Dr. Lori Hargrove, who spoke at the Aquarium on September 15, 2011, began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1995 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the museum’s department of birds and mammals. She is working with a team on an ongoing project to document wildlife distribution and abundance in the San Jacinto Mountains and compare the results to information gathered 100 years ago.

Video Posted: December 8, 2011 | Running time: 3:19

Richard Feely

Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Ocean Acidification: Implications for West Coast Ecosystems

Dr. Richard Feely, who spoke on May 23, 2011, is a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. He also holds an affiliate full professor faculty position at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling in the ocean and ocean acidification processes.

Video Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 3:25

Nan Ellin

Guest Speakers | Business

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The Tao of Urbanism

Nan Ellin, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 22, 2011, is a professor and chair of the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She has served on the faculty of Arizona State University, the University of Cincinnati, Southern California Institute of Architecture, the University of Southern California, and New York University.

Video Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 4:04

Michele Westmorland

Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Art | Marine Biology

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Ocean Duets / Sea Photo Assignments and Conservation

Michele Westmorland, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 30, 2011, is a photojournalist with a twenty-year history of traveling the world documenting the marine life that inhabits the oceans. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sport Diver, and Scuba Diving.

Video Posted: October 3, 2011 | Running time: 2:35

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