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CSULB, Aquarium of the Pacific Team Up for Lecture Series

Published: February 1, 2010

CSULB and the Aquarium of the Pacific are teaming up to offer a series of oceanic research lectures on Beach TV, the campus’ education channel carried on cable channels 18 in Long Beach/Signal Hill and 28 in Lakewood.

Recorded at the aquarium, the lectures were originally delivered as part of its educational offerings and feature explorers, scientists and others presenting their research in a variety of oceanic study areas, including sea life, the ocean and atmospheric conditions and ocean dynamics.

The lectures are televised on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 3 p.m. Each lecture runs between 60-75 minutes. Beach TV is also streamed live on the Internet.

“CSULB’s Beach TV enables us to reach a broader community with our environmental lecture series presented by the nation’s foremost experts,” said Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific. “We are grateful for this partnership, and hope this new program empowers viewers with the knowledge to make a difference.”

The lecture series opened Jan. 15 with a screening of “Wave Maker,” a lecture by kinetic artist Reuben Margolin, and it continued Jan. 22, with the showing of “Shark Tagging in the Galapagos Islands – Migrations and Hotspots,” a lectured by Alex Hearn, former coordinator of fisheries research at the Galapagos Islands’ Charles Darwin Foundation.

Upcoming lectures to be televised include “Short Fin Mako and Common Thresher Sharks” by Chugey Sepulveda (Feb. 5-7); “Sustainable Seafood: Good for Your Health and Good for the Planet” by Seafood for the Future (Feb. 12-14); “Cephalopods: Chameleons of the Sea” by James Wood (Feb. 19-21); “Critically Endangered: Can Vaquita be Saved From Extinction?” by Barbara Taylor (Feb. 26-28); “Sea Level Rise: The Chatham Story” by Bill Sargent (March 5-7); “Dreamless Sleeper: The Lure of the Greenland Shark” by Jeffrey Gallant and Chris Harvey-Clark (March 12-14); and “Global Population: 6.8 Billion and Growing. Are We There Yet?” by John Seager (March 19-21).

“The university is very pleased to make this wonderful series available to our Beach TV audience,” said Jeet Joshee, dean of CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. “We have partnered with the Aquarium of the Pacific many times in the past and welcome this new level of collaboration.”

For other scheduling or programming information, contact Beach TV at 562/985-4352 or visit the Web site at http://cslbtv.amp.csulb.edu/.