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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore our understanding of research in marine science.

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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore our understanding of research in marine science.

    • video
    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    The ocean plays a major role in regulating Earth’s temperature through exchange of chemicals and microbes with the atmosphere. When waves break, ocean-derived biological species including viruses and bacteria are transferred into the atmosphere. These species can ultimately form clouds, altering precipitation and climate. Highlights will be presented of novel experiments being conducted in a unique ocean-atmosphere simulator developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE). Kimberly Prather, Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography at UC San Diego will focus on recent CAICE studies aimed at advancing our understanding of how the oceans influence human and planetary health. New insights will be discussed as well as future studies designed to unravel human versus microbial impacts on the changing Earth’s system. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Show ID: 35000]

    • 57 min
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    Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Over 50 Years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling

    Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Over 50 Years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling

    Scientific drill ships allow scientists access to some of Earth's most challenging environments, collecting data and samples of sediment, rock, fluids and living organisms from below the seafloor. Join Scripps paleontologist Dick Norris to learn about the long running international collaboration in scientific ocean drilling that has transformed human understanding of our planet. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Show ID: 35178]

    • 58 min
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    Biomimicry: Innovating Using Nature’s Toolbox

    Biomimicry: Innovating Using Nature’s Toolbox

    Over millions of years of evolution, organisms on earth have developed and perfected complex adaptations that allow them to survive and eventually thrive under specific environmental conditions. Dimitri Deheyn unveils how his laboratory is working to understand and replicate these highly refined biological properties for development of sustainable and economically valuable technologies. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Show ID: 35177]

    • 54 min
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    Technology: Friend or Foe for the Future of our Oceans

    Technology: Friend or Foe for the Future of our Oceans

    Ours is a water planet. Technology is shaping our uses, both as foe and ally. It has made humans the dominant predator and provides us food, gives us half the oxygen we breathe and created many maritime jobs. But technology has also raised CO2 levels, caused acidic oceans, threatened ocean biodiversity and created grand climate challenges. UCSB marine biologist Doug McCauley describes technology to promote ocean health and provide a balance.
    Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 35175]

    • 28 min
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    Marine Science Looks to the (Sea) Stars - UCTV Prime Cuts

    Marine Science Looks to the (Sea) Stars - UCTV Prime Cuts

    Extremely sensitive to shifts in temperature, the ochre sea star is considered a “keystone species” for monitoring the effect of changing air and ocean temperatures on California’s marine life. Eric Sanford of the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab puts these beautiful creatures to the test, using their appetite for mussels as the yardstick. Series: "UCTV Prime cuts" [Science] [Show ID: 24211]

    • 2 min
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    Marine Natural Products: From Sea to Pharmacy

    Marine Natural Products: From Sea to Pharmacy

    Nature has provided the inspiration for many of today’s most important medicines, yet the need for new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer and antibiotic resistant bacterial infection remains high. Paul Jensen describes how he and other researchers are tapping into the world’s oceans – home to a majority of its biodiversity – as a relatively new resource for natural product drug discovery. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Science] [Show ID: 34636]

    • 51 min

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