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The Sea Otter Survival Story
Lecture date: June 21, 2016. Kim Steinhardt discussed the intersection of law and politics with science and ocean stewardship as it relates to sea otter conservation.
Harmful Algal Blooms: Too Much of a Good Thing
Lecture date: June 14, 2016. David Caron provided perspective on the growing problem of harmful algal blooms, their causes, and outlooks for future actions leading to their mitigation and prevention.
Does Climate Change Put Ocean Life in a Blender?
Lecture date: June 7, 2016. Malin Pinsky discussed how climate change reshuffles the marine life off our coasts, the implications for fisheries and economies, and the innovative ways that human communities are adapting to these changes and trying to lessen their impacts.
The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: Findings, Recommendations, and Actions
Lecture date: May 24, 2016. Dr. Stephen Weisberg discussed the major findings, recommendations, and action plan from a recent panel convened to combat changes to West Coast seawater chemistry.
Seawater Desalination: Fact vs. Fiction
Lecture date: May 11, 2016. Scott Maloni discussed the technical, environmental, and economic issues surrounding seawater desalination and why it will or will not help California persevere through drought.
Status of White and Pinto Abalone in Southern California
Lecture date: May 5, 2016. Melissa Neuman discussed her work with Southern California abalone populations, the potential for a monitoring program to track wild abalone, and captive breeding programs.
History at our Doorstep: Images of California Submerged Shipwrecks
Lecture date: April 28, 2016. Patrick Smith discussed his experiences documenting the many time capsules of maritime history hidden just offshore and provided a virtual visit to those sites through images, both historic and current.
Exploring Blue Carbon in Southern California Salt Marshes
Lecture date: April 21, 2016. Jason Keller discussed “blue carbon,” the carbon stored in the vegetation and soils of many coastal ecosystems, including the salt marshes of Southern California.
The Storm of Creativity
Lecture date: March 29, 2016. Kyna Leski discusses her book, The Storm of Creativity, which examines the creative process.
Bioluminescence and Illuminating Disease
Lecture date: March 17, 2016. Marc Zimmer discusses his book, Illuminating Disease: An Introduction to Green Fluorescent Proteins.