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Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marine Mammal—the Vaquita

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 13, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marine Mammal—the Vaquita

Learn more about the world’s most-endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, and how efforts to save it may result in solutions to fisheries issues around the world.

The Aquarium’s Sea Jellies

Adults | Exhibits | Jellies | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 18, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium’s Sea Jellies

Assistant Curator Nate Jaros will share how Aquarium staff members obtain, feed, transport, and culture sea jellies.

Trouble and Hope in an Ocean Paradise

Adults | Conservation | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 20, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trouble and Hope in an Ocean Paradise

Greg Stone and Christine Greene will discuss the Pacific Oceanscape, an initiative by sixteen island nations to conserve and manage a vast area of ocean.

Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 25, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel

Author Carl Safina will discuss the similarities and differences between the ways humans and animals think.

California in the Pacific World

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 16, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

California in the Pacific World

California is a leader in the Pacific World, particularly in ocean conversation. Can we also lead the way in continuing to ensure the Pacific is a vibrant resource for our economy and for feeding the world?

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning in an Age of Change

Adults | Conservation | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 24, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning in an Age of Change

Marine protected areas (MPAs) and marine spatial planning (MSP) are instruments that can be used to satisfy social-economic demands for use and protection of the ocean.

California’s Working Waterfronts and the Future of Seafood

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

October 14, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

California’s Working Waterfronts and the Future of Seafood

Kim Thompson, manager of the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program, will host a panel discussion on the status of working waterfronts in California and how they contribute to a safe, secure, and responsible food supply.

The Future of Food: Michael Cimarusti

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

October 19, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Future of Food: Michael Cimarusti

This talk part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Columnist Russ Parsons. In this session chef Michael Cimarusti will discuss how the fine dining industry can get involved with sustainable food.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.