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Speakers cover all issues related to our oceans and the coastal wetlands and coral reefs that are critical to their health. Ocean and coastal ecosystems are threatened today by many things, including global warming caused acidification, pollutant discharges, overfishing, fertilizer runoff, topsoil erosion, coastal development, dredge and fill operations, and more.

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bullet David Helvarg. President of Blue Frontier Campaign, he is the award-winning author of Blue Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness and The War Against the Greens. He produced over 40 documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times… More >> David Helvarg
bullet Wallace 'J' Nichols. A Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences, he is spearheading The Ocean Revolution. It is a program to inspire, involve and mentor the next generation of ocean conservation leaders. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Scientific American, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere… More >> Wallace 'J' Nichols
bullet Rob Caughlan. When he was President of the Surfrider Foundation, he won a $100 million Clean Water lawsuit against coastal polluters. Friends of the River was born in his living room. People magazine, covering his work for ocean protection, called him a "righteous dude." In his career, he has worked at the White House and in the EPA… More >> Rob Caughlan
bullet Dune Lankard. A native Athabaskan Eyak of the Eagle Clan from the Copper River Delta of Alaska, he was a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound until March, 1989 when the Exxon Valdez spilled more than 11 million gallons of oil into the Sound. From that day, he has dedicated his life to protection of human rights and the environment… More >> Dune Lankard

bullet Tim Foresman. He launched the Global Marine Monitoring Initiative for the United Nations Environment Programme, researched pollution control methods at the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, and inspired the award-winning PBS film, The Whales That Wouldn't Die, through his work to define critical habitat for grey whales… More >>

Tom Foresman

bullet Denis Hayes. National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, he has been at the center of the modern environmental movement. Selected by Time as one of its 100 "Heroes for the Planet," his accomplishments have been recognized by many environmental organizations. He speaks about protecting oceans as one of our key challenges… More >>

Denis Hayes
bullet Pete McCloskey. As a member of Congress, he was one of the lead authors of many of today's major environmental laws. He was a Co-Chairman of the first Earth Day in 1970, served six years as Congressional Delegate to the International Whaling Conference, and was Congressional Advisor to the Law of the Sea Treaty Delegation… More >> Pete McCloskey

E Terry Tamminen. An author and former government official, he has served as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Earlier, Tamminen founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and served as its Executive Director for six years. He co-founded Waterkeeper programs in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara… More >>

Terry Tamminen
bullet Alfredo Quarto. Executive Director and cofounder of the Mangrove Action Project, his work focuses on mangrove forest protection and aquaculture sustainability. He consulted for the Biodiversity Exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History, and he has written for Science, Biodiversity Journal, and Earth Island Journal… More >> Alfredo Quarto
bullet Ross Klein. He is widely viewed as the most knowledgeable person in the world concerning the environmental impacts of cruise ships. As the author of Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry, he describes an invisible underside of garbage and sewage dumping, fuel and chemical spills, and related harmful practices… More >> Ross Klein
bullet Michael Klubock. Founder and Executive Director of the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education, he has presented its Adopt-A-Beach School Program to nearly a half million students. Created to get kids in touch with nature, the program has involved 50,000 in beach clean-ups. It has been honored by NOAA and the City of Los Angeles… More >> Michael Klubock
bullet Richard Roshon. Described as the Jane Goodall of the sea, he was raised on a sailboat in the Hawaiian Archipelago, has sailed throughout the Philippine Islands, along the coast of Japan, and on numerous Trans-Pacific sailboat races. Jean Michel Cousteau describes Roshon's experiences as "something that many can only dream of"… More >> Richard Roshon
bullet Kate Troll. She was the first person to introduce coastal zone management to 'Bush Alaska,' and she is currently Fishery Manager for North and South America for the Marine Stewardship Council. As the author of Eco-Nomics and Eagles, her presentations explain how environmental protection and economic health can be mutually reinforcing... More >> Kate Troll
bullet Wil Burns. He specializes in biodiversity, including threats to whales and marine species. He has edited two books on climate change and whaling, and edits the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy. He co-chairs the Wildlife Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Speaking topics include threats to whales… More >> Wil Burns

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