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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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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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Peces de Tierra

BY JAIME ORELLANA
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

Bio-ingeniero y doctor en ciencias naturales y nos presenta sistemas de cultivo de peces marinos en estanques en tierra con agua de mar artificial para evitar la contaminación del medio ambiente natural.

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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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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.

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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.