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Alex Lawlor white abalone program

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November 7, 2019

Aquarium and Partners to Release Endangered White Abalone for the First Time in History

White abalone, an endangered species once abundant off the coast of California, is getting an opportunity to rebound.

The Aquarium is a founding partner of the White Abalone Recovery Program and has been working with NOAA for the past eleven years on this project.

Ny Alesund II by Danielle Eubank

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October 16, 2019

Aquarium Presents Art Exhibit, Ocean Resiliency: The Expeditions of Danielle Eubank

The Aquarium will display art by painter Danielle Eubank resulting from her twenty-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans.

For her One Artist Five Oceans project, Danielle Eubank has sailed and painted all of the oceans on the planet. Her artwork will be on view at the Aquarium November 5 to January 5.

Dr. Sandy Trautwein and Dr. Gregory Stone discuss coral conservation at the Aquarium's 2018 workshop on super corals.

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June 13, 2019

Aquarium Releases Report on Super Coral Workshop

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world, including representatives from Pacific Island nations.

In December 2018 the Aquarium partnered with the Phoenix Island Protected Area Trust and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host a workshop on super corals with coral experts from around the world.

Staff member uses reusable cup at beverage station

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April 22, 2019

Aquarium Continues Efforts to Avoid Single-Use Plastic

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

On Earth Day 2019 the Aquarium of the Pacific, along with nearly two dozen other aquariums across the United States, is committing to new practices to bring the facility closer to eliminating single-use plastic.

vaquita postcard

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December 6, 2018

Aquarium Joins 1 Million Cards Campaign to Help Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction

Fewer than thirty vaquitas remain

The campaign encourages Mexico’s incoming president to continue conservation initiatives to save the vaquita, which is found only in the Upper Gulf of California in Baja.

Green sea turtle in transport kennel before release Sept. 2018

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October 1, 2018

Aquarium Releases Wild Sea Turtle After Surgery

A green sea turtle rescued with a fishing hook in its throat in Morro Bay was treated and released back into the ocean in September.

Giant Sea Bass Side View

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July 27, 2018

New Website Will Track Giant Sea Bass

The Aquarium partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to launch a new website that will use divers’ and snorkelers’ photos of giant sea bass to help track these endangered fish.

Earth from space

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November 1, 2017

New Aquarium Film Showcases Climate Solutions

The Time is Now, The Future is Here plays daily in the Ocean Theater and is included with Aquarium general admission.

JustinSather_KerryKriger

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August 31, 2017

Six-Year-Old Raises $1,000 for Frog Conservation

Justin Sather is six years old and has loved frogs for most of his life. When he learned that about one-third of frog species are threatened with extinction, he wanted to take action.

Plastic cups and straws

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July 10, 2017

Aquarium Joins Plastic Pollution Campaign

The Aquarium has joined with eighteen other aquariums across the country to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and streams.

The Climate Registry Special Recognition Award

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May 25, 2017

Aquarium Honored as Founding Member of The Climate Registry

The Aquarium was honored by The Climate Registry with a Special Recognition Award as one of its founding members and a participant in Southern California Edison’s Cool Planet Project.

citizen science symposium 2015

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December 9, 2016

Second Annual Citizen Science Symposium Set for March 2017

The symposium, on March 4, showcases the work of citizen scientists in Southern California focusing on conservation. The deadline for presenter applications is January 13.

Facing Climate Change by Jeffrey Kiehl

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November 1, 2016

Aquarium Forum Examines Psychology of Climate Change

On November 2 the Aquarium hosted a day-long forum bringing together climate scientists and psychologists to develop strategies to motivate people to act on climate change.

Fishermen fixing a Turtle Excluder Device

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September 29, 2016

Storied Seafood Documents Mexican Fishermen Working to Save the Vaquita

The new series by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future project includes a photography exhibit and website.

aquaculturereport_still.jpg

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September 27, 2016

Webcast: New Report on Aquaculture in Southern California

The Aquarium held a live webcast to announce the release of a new report on offshore aquaculture, or fish farming, in Southern California.

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