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Marine Biology Vol. 1

Aquarium of the Pacific

Get in-depth information about current research in the field of marine biology in these short video podcasts from the Aquarium of the Pacific. This Long Beach, California-based institution hosts visiting lecturers in its Guest Speaker Series throughout the year. These experts share stories from the field, new insights about marine life, and knowledge they have gathered about the ocean and its inhabitants over years of study. Speakers include university researchers, explorers, acclaimed authors, ...



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Marine Biology Vol. 1
Sep 16, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Bruce Robison recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 13, 2013. Robison is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
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Aug 27, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Edith Widder recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on August 27, 2013. Widder is a deep-sea explorer, oceanographer, marine biologist, and co-founder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association.
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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 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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Aquacast recorded at the Aquarium on May 7, 2013. After the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan in 2010, ocean currents and wind brought debris across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Learn from Leslie Harris about the non-native plant and animal species attached to the debris that hitched a ride to our shores.
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Aug 2, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Aquacast recorded on June 25, 2013. Asila Ghoul discussed a recent study of the sensory systems of sea otters and how these amphibious animals are adapted for an aquatic lifestyle.
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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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Feb 6, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Differences in diet among individuals of the same species is increasingly recognized as an important component of diversity in food webs.
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Jan 31, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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For twenty-eight years P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D., has studied the largest Magellanic Penguin colony in the world at Punta Tombo, Argentina.
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Jan 29, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
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Dr. Maddalena Bearzi takes viewers inside the world of a marine mammal field scientist. She offers a firsthand understanding of cetacean behavior, as well as the frustrations, delights, and creativity involved in dolphin research.