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Marc Shargel

Wonders of the Sea

Marc Shargel, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 28, 2011, has been diving along the California coast since 1978. He has been working as a professional marine life photographer for over twenty years. A longtime advocate for the adoption of marine reserves, Shargel served on the state's official advisory body, helping to select sites for marine protected areas along the southern central coast.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:58

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Conservation Issues | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

Janna Shackeroff

NOAA’s International Conservation Programs

Janna Shackeroff, who spoke at the Aquarium on July 13, 2011, is the international coordinator for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, based in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Seal Beach native, she earned her Ph.D. in marine ecology and anthropology at Duke University in 2008, then began working for NOAA at a marine protected area in Hawaii. In 2010 the journal "Science" recognized Shackeroff as one of four emerging leaders in marine conservation.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 2:42

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Animal Information | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

Juliet Eilperin

Demon Fish: A Cultural History of Sharks

Juliet Eilperin, who spoke at the Aquarium about sharks on July 27, 2011, joined The Washington Post in 1998 as its House of Representatives reporter. Since 2004 she has served as the Post’s national environmental reporter, reporting on science, policy, and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.

Video Posted: September 19, 2011 | Running time: 3:52

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Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

David Helvarg

Saved by the Sea - A Love Story With Fish

David Helvarg is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of five books: The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors, and Saved by the Sea. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others.

Video Posted: November 14, 2010 | Running time: 3:22

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Conservation Issues | Educational | Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

Patricia Conrad

One Health Approach to Otters and the Ocean

Dr. Conrad is the professor of parasitology at the University of California, Davis, school of veterinary medicine. She is the recipient of several teaching and research awards and has written over 170 scientific publications. Involved with sea otter research since 1998, she directed the development of methods to detect, isolate, and unravel the life history of parasites that kill sea otters.

Video Posted: October 21, 2010 | Running time: 3:44

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Guest Speakers | Business | Marine Biology

Eli Kintisch

The Dawn of the Age of Geoengineering

Eli Kintisch is a reporter for Science magazine, and has also written for Slate, Discover, MIT Technology Review and The New Republic. His reporting on geoengineering has included stories on Bill Gates funding planet-hacking research, DARPA exploring the idea, and a week-long historic meeting in 2010 to begin to draft voluntary rules on the concept. His new book, Hack the Planet, taps such first-hand experiences to draw a thorough portrait of this emerging field.

Video Posted: September 20, 2010 | Running time: 3:58

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Guest Speakers | Marine Biology

Dr. Lance Adams

Caring for the Aquarium’s Animals

Lance Adams has served as the staff Veterinarian at the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2001. He earned his BS degree in animal science from Cal Poly Pomona and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. His primary focus is to help keep the animals at the aquarium healthy from day to day and recommend animal care and preventative medicine practices for new species and exhibits.

Video Posted: September 17, 2010 | Running time: 4:09

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Guest Speakers | Business | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

Jim Sanchirico

Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

Video Posted: August 11, 2010 | Running time: 4:06

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Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

Tim Tinker

Sea Otters: Iconic Indicators of Coastal Ecosystem Health

Dr. Tim Tinker is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Tinker is the project leader for Federal research on sea otters in California, and currently heads a multi-agency study investigating the factors limiting the recovery of this threatened sub-species.

Video Posted: June 24, 2010 | Running time: 4:12

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Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology

George Benz

Shark Research at the Top of the World

George W. Benz is a Professor of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University. A native of New England, George earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Connecticut and was employed for 5 years as a Fisheries Biologist with the Connecticut Bureau of Fisheries. He has authored and edited over 100 scientific publications and his research has been the focus of articles in Discover, National Geographic, and Highlights for Children as well as other magazines and popular books.

Video Posted: May 18, 2010 | Running time: 3:30

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