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Claire Fackler

One World, One Ocean

PRESENTED ON JUL 25, 2013
IN SANTA BARBARA @ VOL 8

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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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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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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Oceans of Data

BY BEN BEST
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.

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Balinese ocean art

BY KADEK WIJAYA
@ VOL 1 ON APR 16, 2014

Kadek Wijaya uses vibrant colours to capture his world of Balinese art that is inspired by the ocean and life around it. He uses different painting styles in order to bring variety in his art work. 

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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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Drawing Lines in the Ocean

BY ROBERT SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Former US Department of State Geographer disccuses his work with international law and boundaries negotiations. Listen to this interesting presentations on off shore maritime boundaries and US water relations. 

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The Southern Ocean

BY MATT VANCE
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

The Southern Ocean is like the heart of the globe, it regulates how the earth breathes and its circulation, connecting all the oceans together from the bootom. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and a good indicator of the health of the planet, as Matt Vance points out.

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Cruiser Control

BY TONY DAVIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.

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Ocean of Art

BY SCOTT DENHOLM
@ VOL 21 ON MAY 18, 2017

"To me, my art now tells a story between nature and humanity, a push and pull, love and betrayal type of visual dialogue that exposes my emotional connections with the ocean."

In Ocean of Art from Pechakucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 21, we hear from Scott Denholm, a contemporary ocean artist. His art focuses on the ocean and explores the emotional relationships that we have with it. Through his life as a surfer and conservationist, he has sought to capture semi-abstract moments that resonate with people from all walks of life. His paintings are also created with environmentally friendly art materials. In his presentation, he wants to focus on these emotional relationships and explore them through his new series, "Elevation".