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Marine Conservation Research Institute

Connecting the Scientific Community with the Public

The Marine Conservation Research Institute (MCRI) is part of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. The mission of MCRI is “to expand and enhance the body of scientific knowledge relating to the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems and to preserve this valuable resource for future generations through research, conservation, and education focused around the Aquarium of the Pacific.”

MCRI has a Board of Directors consisting of scientists, business leaders, and other interested parties and supporters to help guide the organization and its research goals and objectives.

MCRI connects the scientific community with the public by providing information about ocean-related issues and research. The MCRI website provides concise and informative overviews of the most important conservation topics relating to the ocean. By clicking on the topic links on this page or searching this site, you will be given an overview of each topic and links to the most current and reliable websites created by trusted scientific organizations.