Tour of the California Academy of Sciences
Scott Moran, Lead Project Manager for the construction of the new California Academy of Sciences, gives a tour of the new facility, which opened in fall 2008.
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In this chat, Geoff discusses Native American artwork of the southwest at the Academy with anthropologist Russell Hartman.
Steinhart Aquarium biologists are shown collecting small cuttings of coral fragments on the California Academy of Sciences 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. These fragments were legally exported from the Philippines and brought into cultivation as part of the Academy's efforts at sustainable collection-building.
These small cuttings will be grown into larger colonies, which can then be fragmented to produce corals for display, in-house research projects and exchange with other zoos and aquaria. Exchanging captive-propagated corals is one way that we are able to reduce collection pressures on wild reefs.
Pam Schaller, Senior Aquatic Biologist at the California Academy of Sciences, discusses conservation efforts for African penguins.
Aquarium biologists travel to Costa Rica to gather animals for Academy exhibits.