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The Future of Food: David “Mas” Masumoto

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 7, 2015 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

The Future of Food: David “Mas” Masumoto

This talk is part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Columnist Russ Parsons. In this session farmer and author David “Mas” Masumoto will discuss organic farming.

Reproduction at the Aquarium: The Husbandry Department Tells All

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 12, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reproduction at the Aquarium: The Husbandry Department Tells All

Aquarium Vice President of Husbandry Perry Hampton will discuss animal reproduction at the Aquarium.

Using Robots and Drones to Track Sharks

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 27, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Using Robots and Drones to Track Sharks

Dr. Chris Lowe runs the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach. He will discuss how scientists can use high-tech tools like robots and aerial drones to track sharks in the open ocean so we can learn more about their behavior and habitats as well as what we can do to protect them.

Natural History of Sea Slugs

Underwater Photos

June 3, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Natural History of Sea Slugs

SCUBA diver and underwater photographer Kevin Lee will share his images of opisthobranchs, or sea slugs, and explain anatomic and behavioral characteristics of these ocean animals.

Planetary Oceans: Exploring Earth’s Seas Before We Sail Through Europa’s Seawater Plumes

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Ocean Exploration

June 8, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Planetary Oceans: Exploring Earth’s Seas Before We Sail Through Europa’s Seawater Plumes

On World Ocean Day the Aquarium will host a discussion of ocean exploration as it relates to space exploration.

Extinct in the Wild: Partnering to Save the Guam Kingfisher

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 17, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Extinct in the Wild: Partnering to Save the Guam Kingfisher

Beth Bahner will give a brief history of the Guam Bird Rescue Project, which collected critically endangered bird species including Guam Kingfishers and others from the island of Guam to prevent their total extinction.

Sea Level Rise

Adults | Guest Speaker

June 24, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Sea Level Rise

Scientist Dan Cayan will discuss sea level rise and its projected impacts between now and the year 2100.

California King Tides and Sea Level Rise

Adults | Guest Speaker

July 1, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

California King Tides and Sea Level Rise

Reinhard Flick will discuss how king tides relate to sea level rise, with an emphasis on Southern California.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.