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Conservation Vol. 2

Aquarium of the Pacific

The mission of the Long Beach, California-based Aquarium of the Pacific is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants. Through its year-round Guest Speaker Series, visitors are able to learn about the most current and pressing issues related to the ocean and environment. Experts share their knowledge and stories about local and global conservation issues in these short video podcasts.



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Feb 28, 2014 Aquarium of the Pacific
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In this episode, the panel discusses current issues affecting our nation’s coasts and what our options are for adapting to, and coping with, this “New Normal.”
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Feb 11, 2014 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Dr. Paul Barber recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on February 5, 2014. Barber is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches marine science.
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Feb 11, 2014 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Debra and Vincent Canabal recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 30, 2014. The Canabals are owners and operators of Epic Diving in the Bahamas.
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Dec 23, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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In this episode, speakers discuss ocean acidification and its impacts on marine life.
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Dec 20, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Samuel Wasser recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on October 9, 2013. Dr. Samuel Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, has developed non-invasive wildlife monitoring methods, including genetic, endocrine, and detection dog techniques.
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Aug 5, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Jim Hellemn recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on April 23, 2013. His photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine and at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on April 8, 2013. Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon discusses his recently published memoir, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—The Yanomamö and the Anthropologists.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on March 20, 2013. Jeanine Jones discussed the Colorado River basin's complex legal and institutional framework, together with efforts under way to mitigate the impacts of shortages, including innovative binational partnerships.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on May 14, 2013. Rapid coastal development, water and air pollution, overfishing, bycatch, and habitat loss have all contributed to declines in shark populations. Chris Lowe, of California State University, Long Beach's Shark Lab, discussed federal and state agencies and regulations and how they have helped sharks recover.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on July 25, 2013. Jesus Reyes discusses the pressures on California’s coastal aquatic environments derived from highly developed urban and residential zones and their diverse, extensive activities.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on June 13, 2013. Richard Ellis discussed the broadbill swordfish, whose scientific name Xiphias gladius means “gladiator.”
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on June 19, 2013. Nicholas Fisher discusses the release of long-lived radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan into the Pacific and the subsequent bioaccumulation of these contaminants in diverse marine biota.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Sculptor Victor Douieb discussed his personal experiences with sharks, shark conservation, and his work documenting sharks.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on June 6, 2013. Eric Zahn discussed the Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Underwater cinematographer Richard Theiss discussed his personal experiences with sharks, shark conservation, and his work documenting sharks.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on May 28, 2013. Gerrie Schipske discusses her book, Early Long Beach, and the natural assets, the people, and the events that shaped the first fifty years of history in Long Beach, California, her native city.
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Mar 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on January 29, 2013. Aaron Quintanar discusses the history of environmental impacts and lost conservation opportunities in Baja California and the Sea of Cortez from 1994 to 2008.
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Mar 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on February 21, 2013. Philosopher Nancy Ellen Abrams and physics professor Joel Primack discuss a new vision of the universe based on dark matter, dark energy, and cosmic evolution.
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Mar 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on February 28, 2013. Author David Helvarg shares the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean.
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Mar 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on February 7, 2013. Charles Yarish discusses the bioextraction of inorganic nutrients from coastal waters using native seaweeds.
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Feb 21, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on January 8, 2013. Learn about endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguins native to New Zealand and nearby islands.
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Feb 7, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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David Salomon began compiling his Penguin-Pedia after a trip to Chilean Patagonia that inspired his interest in penguins.
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Feb 7, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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The Penguin Sentinels project, a joint endeavor of the University of Washington and the Wildlife Conservation Society, is a long-term study that has followed the world’s largest breeding colony of Magellanic Penguins at Punta Tombo, Argentina since 1983.
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Feb 7, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Travel to the coldest, windiest, harshest, driest place on Earth with Linda McDermott, who worked at McMurdo and South Pole Stations in Antarctica during two summer seasons.
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Jan 31, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Dr. Mark Plotkin has spent much of the past thirty years working with medicine men and women of the rainforests. Dr. Plotkin and the Amazon Conservation Team are working with these healers to protect the rainforests and their healing secrets.
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Jan 30, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Jan 30, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Learn about monarch and other butterfly species from Richard L. James, a naturalist at Long Beach’s El Dorado Nature Center.
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Jan 23, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Since 1968 Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled around the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments.
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Jan 22, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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The largest oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation effort ever mounted took place in 2000 in South Africa when an iron ore ship, the Treasure, sank between the two largest breeding islands for African Penguins.
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Nov 1, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Marine protected areas offer a perfect adventure.
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Nov 1, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Every year, North America's Marine Protected Areas contribute millions of dollars to the economy.
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Nov 1, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Imagine going to work everyday in the ocean, to study the plants and animals that call it home.
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Nov 1, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Swim up North America's coast like a whale and you will see its vibrant and diverse life. Some of the places along the way are marine protected areas that ensure safe passage and abundant food for the planet's marine animals. These diverse areas also protect an incredible variety of marine life.