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An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?
Lecture date: January 9, 2020. Dr. Thomas White discusses skepticism of climate change in the United States.
Metals for the Future
Lecture date: November 19, 2019. Dr. Jason Smith discusses polymetallic nodules in the global context as an alternative to traditional terrestrial mining.
Lecture date: November 12, 2019. Dr. Barbara Taylor discusses the endangered vaquita porpoise and what conservation lessons we should learn if we want to share our coastal and river waters with porpoises and dolphins.
One Artist, Five Oceans
Lecture date: November 5, 2019. Danielle Eubank discusses the process of documenting the world's oceans in her paintings.
The Scientific Attitude
Lecture date: October 8, 2019. Lee McIntyre discusses his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence.
Coping with Sea Level Rise With a Focus on Long Beach’s Peninsula and Belmont Shore
Lecture date: October 7, 2019. In a presentation co-sponsored by the Aquarium and The Nature Conservancy, experts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and France's University of Montpellier discuss sea level rise in Long Beach.
Underwater Drones to Discover the Unknowns
Lecture date: September 24, 2019. Dr. Yi Chao discusses using autonomous underwater drones and robots to explore the deep ocean.
Land of the Blue Sky: How Mongolia’s Conservation Efforts Can Inform Ocean Conservation
Lecture date: September 19, 2019. Chris Corpus will share stories from his studies with endangered species in the Mongolian steppe, including wild cats and wild horses, and discuss what Mongolian conservation efforts can reveal about ocean conservation.
Journey to the Island of Yap: Stone Money, Massive Manta Rays, and More
Lecture date: August 20, 2019. Ken Kurtis shares his stories, photos, and videos from his nearly twenty years of annual travels to the Pacific island of Yap, located between Guam and Palau.
Exotic Animals of the Night Sea
Lecture date: August 14, 2019. Mike Bartick shares photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.