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Doug Ross

in Santa Cruz

Building a Better Buoy

PRESENTED ON MAR 24, 2016
IN SANTA CRUZ, CA @ VOL 9

Artist, engineer, and Marine Mammal rescue volunteer, Doug Ross saw a need, and set out to fill it. In this presentation he shares his experience designing and developing "David Buoy," a streamlined tracking device to help rescuers track and assist whales trapped in fishing lines and other human debris.

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Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small

BY ED MCGINLEY
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Flagler professor Ed McGinley gives us a little insight at what we can find at the bottom of the ocean. From Dumbo octopus to bottom dwellers, there are more species at the bottom of the ocean than we can count. However, because of how we treat our trash, that ends up killing these uniqu looking creatures before we even get to discover them. 

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Seahorses: enigmatic, enchanting, and endangered

BY SUZIE SAUNDERS
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Suzie Saunders has studied marine biology at the University of Aberdeen and specialises in the aquaculture of fish. Her presentation gives a brief insight into the enchanting lives of seahorses and the struggles of seahorse conservastion.

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Nature is Art

BY ANDY BROSNAN
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 02, 2017

Join Andy Brosnan as he recaps his life in Montauk and his journey into marine biology. He describes the local marine life that can be found locally and explains their importance in the ecosystem, as well as the boats used to make these important excursions.

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The Reef Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

BY FIONA MERIDA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Assistant Director of Tourism and Reef Education Fiona Merida will present to you on a topic known in her world of marine biology as shifting baselines.

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To Live with Whales

BY MEGAN HOCKLIN BENNETT
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

For the last seven years Megan has been the chief camera operator for Ocalab, located in remote British Columbia.

Orcalab is a remote whale research station in the heart of the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest. Over the last 50 years Dr Paul Spong has dedicated his life to learning from one of the world's most misunderstood creatures, the orca, using only non-invasive research methods.

Megan gives us a breif insight into the history of one of the greatest stories of courage, passion and compassion.

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Working with the world's rarest and smallest dolphins

BY MARIA JESUS VALDES
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Jesu Valdés is a Chilean marine biologist and PhD candidate at University of Otago (Dunedin). After working with sea otters, blue whales and dolphins in different parts of the world, she decided to move to New Zealand to study the endemic, endangered Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) in Banks Peninsula. Her project consists on evaluating the effects of mussel farming on the dolphins' use of habitat.

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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Natural Wonder

BY JENNIFER SEAVEY
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 08, 2018

Jennifer Seavey discusses oceans and the sustainability of ocean life off the coast of Maine. She specializes in sea birds

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I Love Limulus!

BY ANGELA CAPINERA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 11, 2018

Angela Capinera shares everything you ever wanted to know about Limulus, but were afraid to ask!