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Ed McGinley

in St. Augustine

Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small

PRESENTED ON OCT 28, 2014
IN ST. AUGUSTINE @ VOL 5

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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PangeaSeed - Save the Ocean

BY AARON GLASSON, TRE PACKARD, AND MAYUMI TAKEDA
@ VOL 74 ON JUN 30, 2010

Aaron Glasson, Tre Packard, and Mayumi Takeda (of the grassroots movement PangeaSeed) focus on the abhorrent effects humans have had on the shark population over the past 50 years, and how they work to generate awareness to protect this apex predator via art, music, and film. (in English and Japanese)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 13, 2013.

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One World, One Ocean

BY CLAIRE FACKLER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Ocean for Life, created in reponse to the 9/11 attack, is an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding in the context that we are all connected by one ocean. Claire Fackler talks about the areas and goals of the program and how students learn to have a greater appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as others who are culturally different. 

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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U.A.E. Dolphin Project

BY ADA NATOLI
IN SHARJAH

Nobody should witness the extinction of species  in our times, believes Ada Natoli. She shares her passion for dolphins which sit ot the top of marine food chain and the story behind the U.A.E. Dolphin Project.

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Building a Better Buoy

BY DOUG ROSS
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

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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Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

BY ANDY DINSDALE
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.

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Crinoids & Meditation

BY ALAN PALMER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."

In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life. 



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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.