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Napoleon Chagnon

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Noble Savages

Aquacast recorded on April 8, 2013. Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon discusses his recently published memoir, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—The Yanomamö and the Anthropologists.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:17

Asila Ghoul

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

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Exploring the Sensory Biology of Sea Otters Through Cooperative Research

Aquacast recorded on June 25, 2013. Asila Ghoul discussed a recent study of the sensory systems of sea otters and how these amphibious animals are adapted for an aquatic lifestyle.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:07

Richard Ellis

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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Gladiator of the Sea

Aquacast recorded on June 13, 2013. Richard Ellis discussed the broadbill swordfish, whose scientific name Xiphias gladius means “gladiator.”

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:12

Eric Zahn

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Restoration Efforts

Aquacast recorded on June 6, 2013. Eric Zahn discussed the Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:12

Gerrie Schipske

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Early Long Beach

Aquacast recorded on May 28, 2013. Gerrie Schipske discusses her book, Early Long Beach, and the natural assets, the people, and the events that shaped the first fifty years of history in Long Beach, California, her native city.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:09

Chris Lowe

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

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The Recovery of Apex Marine Predator Populations

Aquacast recorded on May 14, 2013. Rapid coastal development, water and air pollution, overfishing, bycatch, and habitat loss have all contributed to declines in shark populations. Chris Lowe, of California State University, Long Beach's Shark Lab, discussed federal and state agencies and regulations and how they have helped sharks recover.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 2:30

Leslie Harris

Guest Speakers | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Hitchhiking Aliens: Unexpected Consequences of the Japan Tsunami

Aquacast recorded at the Aquarium on May 7, 2013. After the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan in 2010, ocean currents and wind brought debris across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Learn from Leslie Harris about the non-native plant and animal species attached to the debris that hitched a ride to our shores.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:00

William Sargent

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Beach Wars

Aquacast recorded on April 2, 2013. William Sargent spoke about Atlantic coast storms and shared compelling stories from his book Beach Wars.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:13

Jeanine Jones

Guest Speakers | Climate Change | Conservation

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Colorado River: Lifeblood of the Southwest

Aquacast recorded on March 20, 2013. Jeanine Jones discussed the Colorado River basin's complex legal and institutional framework, together with efforts under way to mitigate the impacts of shortages, including innovative binational partnerships.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:44

Victor Douieb

Guest Speakers | Conservation

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Sharks: The Beauty of the Ocean Predator

Sculptor Victor Douieb discussed his personal experiences with sharks, shark conservation, and his work documenting sharks.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 2:56

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