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Lecture date: March 17, 2015. Heather Lynch discussed penguin biogeography and biology, the threats currently facing many of the world’s penguin species, and the methods used by scientists to map, monitor, and study penguins.
Fukushima and Its Impacts
Lecture date: March 11, 2015. Ken Buesseler discussed the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident and ocean radiation.
The Aquarium’s Diving Program
Lecture date: March 5, 2015. Paul Dimeo discussed the activities of the Aquarium's staff of divers, from cleaning and feeding in the Aquarium's exhibits to scientific dives offsite.
California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape
Lecture date: February 18, 2015. Gary Griggs discussed how over the past century, humans have changed the California coast in significant ways.
In this fourth and final session of the Spring 2015 Aquatic Academy, David Lang, co-founder of Open ROV discussed the role of citizen science and open-source technology in ocean exploration. Attendees also screened a short film produced by the Aquarium.
In this third session of the Spring 2015 Aquatic Academy, speakers included Dr. Jamie Austin, senior research scientist, University of Texas, and NOAA Ocean Explorer, and Dr. Amanda Demopoulos, oceanographer, research ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey.
The Story of Keiko
Lecture date: March 25, 2015. The topic of whales in captivity is one of great debate with passionate opinions and feelings on both sides. Hear two perspectives on this topic in a presentation at the Aquarium.
In this second session of the Spring 2015 Aquatic Academy, speakers included Jerry Schubel, Aquarium president and CEO, and Dr. Joshua Willis, project scientist and oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In this first session of the Spring 2015 Aquatic Academy, speakers included Dr. Rick Spinrad, chief scientist at NOAA, and Lance Towers, director of Advanced Technology Programs at The Boeing Company.
The Shark Whisperer
Lecture date: February 10, 2015. Marine scientist Ellen Prager discussed her latest book, The Shark Whisperer, the first in a five-part series of adventure novels for young adults.