Research Clips

DVD, NTSC, 26 minutes, $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Often we are asked if we have shorter versions of our programs on marine research. Not everyone has the luxury of time. AMRI has condensed four programs that depict our research, and collected into a single DVD. Contains four segments of 7 minutes or less. The segments are:

1. Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea: 80% of marine debris originates on land, therefore the importance of understanding watersheds cannot be understated. The program brings industry into the equation, as well as public officials charged with keeping the environment and American waterways clean.

2.Giant Sea Bass: Anecdotal evidence has suggested that California’s Giant Sea Bass have recovered from near extinction. Protected by the CA legislature since 1978, divers are seeing more of these behemoths around California’s Channel Islands. However, Dr Michael Domieir of the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research, in Oceanside CA helps us understand how “bioactive” feeding preferences may be restricting their overall reproduction success in Southern California waters.

3. Kelp reforestation: For many years the Algalita Marine Research Institute has been improving and expanding kelp habitats in the coastal waters of Southern California, in fact that is the origin of AMRI’s name Algalita, which is Spanish for small kelp plant. . This program depicts the ingenious design of the kelp reforestation process. Narrated by AMRI advisor, and kelp project chief engineer Gordon Lehman.

4. Synthetics Sea: the program that placed the subject of plastic debris in the public conscience. The program is now slightly shorter with the critical message of marine debris dilemma intact. Synthetic Sea is a great way to begin the discussion of bioactive marine debris connected to human generated trash issues.

 

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Giant Sea Bass

DVD, NTSC, 15 minutes, $12.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Giant Sea Bass (stereolepis gigas) is making a significant comeback after nearly becoming extinct. Giant Sea Bass behavior includes forming summer spawning aggregations in known locations and mostly in shallow waters. Therefore it was easy to target these giant fish by skin divers and fisherman. Dr Michael Domieir, of the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research, is California’s principal investigator of the Giant Sea Bass. His findings paint a picture of unsuccessful reproduction due, he believes, to endocrine disruption, since these fish feed on the bottom where heavy metals, PCBs and DDT have infiltrated the food web. We see the adults. But where are the babies? It is a good question that remains to be answered.

Giant Sea Bass featured on Channel G

Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea

This recently-released DVD describes the land-based sources of plastic debris and trash in the marine environment. This informative presentation describes the results of recent research, public and private responses in California, and new actions that provide hope that marine debris can be stopped.

PLastic Debris, Rivers to Sea featured on Channel G

Watershed Initiative

(21.1 MB, 10 minutes)

Watch the Watershed Initiative video

AMRI is working to mitigate the impact of the built environment from the natural watershed environment.

Mexico Initiative: Science without Boundaries

(7 MB, 3 minutes, 22 seconds)

Watch the Science without Boundaries video

In Mexico Algalita is working with a number of scientific organization working to help both wetland and marine environments.

Kelp Forest

(7.3 MB, 3 minutes, 29 seconds)

Watch the Kelp Forest video

Gordon Lehman of Coastal Marine Technologies continues research on restoration of the endangered Giant Kelp beds off the Southern California Coast and continues development of his educational kelp sporing equipment.


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Watershed Wonders: Mississippi Adventure NEW

The third production in AMRI’s Watershed Wonders Educational Series, Watershed Wonders: Mississippi River is a 25-minute DVD documentary chronicling a 2,000-mile, 5-month journey down the Mississippi River taken in 2003 by AMRI’s Science Specialist Dr. Marcus Eriksen aboard a raft made entirely of recycled materials.  The video focuses on the journey, and on case studies about watershed conservation.  Audiences for the package include Science Centers, Museums, Aquariums, and Junior and Senior High Schools. 

DVD Price: $15.00

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The Synthetic Sea Story

The Synthetic Sea Story is the latest on the issue of marine debris studies conducted by the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Key researchers are interviewed, including Dr Anthony Andrady, the leading authority on how plastic breaks down in the marine environment. Ways to combat the plastic plague through education are discussed.

DVD Price: $20.00

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Our Synthetic Sea

Our Synthetic Sea traces the groundbreaking research conducted by the Algalita Marine Research Institute (AMRI) regarding the exponential buildup of “non-biodegradable” plastic debris in the world’s ocean. The program documents AMRI research and sampling from Hawaii, the North Central Pacific Gyre, and the California Coastline. 22 minutes in length. Available in DVD or VHS format.

DVD Price: $20.00

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VHS Price: $20.00

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Synthetic Sea

Documentary that explores a scientific investigation regarding the "explosive increase" of plastic debris in the world’s ocean. Synthetic Sea depicts how this plastic menace is negatively impacting sea life in increasingly alarming ways. 9 minutes in length. VHS only.

VHS Price: $20.00

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Mar Sintético NEW

NTSC, DVD, 10 minutes, $ 15.00, plus $ 5.00 shipping
Synthetic Sea is now available in Spanish!

DVD Price: $15.00

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Combo: Our Synthetic Sea & Synthetic Sea

Get Our Synthetic Sea & Synthetic Sea on one DVD.

Price: $25.00

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Research Clips

Often we are asked if we have shorter versions of our programs on marine research. Not everyone has the luxury of time. AMRI has condensed four programs that depict our research, and collected into a single DVD. Contains four segments of 7 minutes or less.

Price: $20.00

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Giant Sea Bass

Dr Michael Domieir, of the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research, is California’s principal investigator of the Giant Sea Bass. His findings paint a picture of unsuccessful reproduction due, he believes, to endocrine disruption, since these fish feed on the bottom where heavy metals, PCBs and DDT have infiltrated the food web. We see the adults. But where are the babies? It is a good question that remains to be answered.

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Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea

This recently-released DVD describes the land-based sources of plastic debris and trash in the marine environment. This informative presentation describes the results of recent research, public and private responses in California, and new actions that provide hope that marine debris can be stopped.

Price: $5.00

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Science of Plastic Debris Analysis (DVD & curriculum)

The Plastic Analysis Program is a curriculum and DVD set that grade 6-12 teachers may use to engage students in an environmental survey of plastic pollution in their local waters, streets and beaches. Students will sweep parking lots, sieve water bodies and scoop sand from beaches to collect their samples, which will later be screened for plastic debris of different sizes and types.

These hands-on activities mimic the scientific work of the Algalita Marine Research Institute (AMRI). AMRI research protocols can be found in this curriculum for college-level plastic analysis.

Engage your students in real science that can make a real difference in your community. DVD format only.

Price: $20.00

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Watershed Wonders (DVD & curriculum)

Package contains a DVD which discusses the problem of pollution in our watershed and shows examples of sustainable watershed management in action. The companion curriculum, which conforms to California science standards, is downloadable here. Each activity aims to empower students to understand the effect of human interaction on our watersheds, but also involves them in positive action to improve the state of our environment. DVD format only.

Price: $10.00

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