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Blue Whale Gala


Every year we bestow the prestigious Ocean Conservation Award to individuals, organizations, and corporations that have made significant contributions to science, environmental education, ocean conservation, and other fields dedicated to scientific pursuit and creating a more sustainable future. The Ocean Conservation Awards are presented at our annual Blue Whale Gala – the Aquarium’s most elegant affair that also provides significant support for the Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal care programs.

  • Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, USN (Ret.)
  • Margaret S. Leinen, Ph.D.

Read our honoree bios here.