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John Delaney

Guest Speakers | Lecture Archive 2013 | Oceanography

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When the Ocean Comes to Your Living Room

John Delaney recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on October 3, 2013. Delaney is a professor of oceanography at the University of Washington, principal investigator and director of the Regional Scale Nodes Program, and the Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks.

Video Posted: December 20, 2013 | Running time: 3:15

Larry Mayer

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Ocean Mapping: Exploring the Secrets of the Deep

Larry Mayer recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 29, 2013. Larry Mayer is a professor and the director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire.

Video Posted: August 30, 2013 | Running time: 3:06

Dawn Wright

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Creatures of the Deep and Treasure Maps of the Ocean Floor

Aquacast recorded on July 16, 2013. Dawn Wright discusses new sophisticated technologies that have been developed in the last ten to twenty years that hold tremendous potential for mapping and interpreting the ocean in unprecedented detail.

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

Nicholas Fisher

Guest Speakers | Conservation | Marine Biology | Oceanography

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Impacts of Radioactivity on Marine Life After Fukushima

Aquacast recorded on June 19, 2013. Nicholas Fisher discusses the release of long-lived radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan into the Pacific and the subsequent bioaccumulation of these contaminants in diverse marine biota.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 3:02

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

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

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

Bruce Perry

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Southern California’s Bight and Borderland: Where the Dynamic Ocean Meets Plate Tectonics

In his lecture on February 7, 2012, Bruce Perry covered the evolution of the Continental Borderland and its effects on the current circulation, wave action, and biology of the Southern California Bight (the Southern California coast running from Point Conception to Mexico). Perry holds a BS and MS in geology, teaches oceanography and geology at local community colleges and universities, and has extensive on-the-job training in physical oceanography.

Video Posted: July 29, 2012 | Running time: 4:11

Mark Jackson

Guest Speakers | Oceanography

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Atmospheric Rivers, Floods, and Climate Change

In his talk with Jeanine Jones on January 25, 2012, Jackson discussed recent scientific discoveries are revealing new information about atmospheric rivers—the concentrated streams of moisture that originate over the Pacific Ocean and cause major winter floods in California. Jackson is the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service serving Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Video Posted: July 28, 2012 | Running time: 4:09

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