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Conservation

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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.

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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.

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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.

Preventing Extinction

September 2, 2016

Protecting Marine Life by Slowing the Rate of Change

Slowing the rate of change in marine environments can give nature the chance to adapt to climate change and other impacts of human activity.

Aerial view of Kiribati

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February 9, 2016

Aquarium Partners with Conservation International for Pacific Rising

The Aquarium will be the primary public education and outreach organization for Pacific Rising, a plan to prepare Pacific Island nations to adapt and thrive in the face of climate change and sea level rise.

Char Char sea turtle

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November 19, 2015

Aquarium Releases Rehabbed Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The sea turtle, named Char Char after a Pokemon character, came to the Aquarium with a dislocated front flipper. After surgery, the turtle was released back into the ocean. You can view the turtle’s current location online.

Vaquita Swimming

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October 29, 2015

SFF Conducts Outreach on Vaquita Conservation

With fewer than 100 individuals remaining, the vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. It faces threats from the fishing industry.

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