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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

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

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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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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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

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

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

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.

Vaquita Swimming

Aquarium Spotlights the Endangered Vaquita

With fewer than 100 vaquitas left, the Aquarium hopes to educate the public about this endangered animal so that action can be taken to prevent its extinction.

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Schubel Appointed to California Ocean Science Trust Board

The California Ocean Science Trust works with government officials, scientists, and communities to provide independent science to inform ocean and coastal policy.

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Video: Sea Level Rise Webcast

In a live webcast held June 1, 2015, experts discussed sea level rise in conjunction with the opening of a new photo exhibition at the Aquarium documenting human responses to rising sea levels around the world.

NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Ocean Conservation Through Spatial Planning

By preserving spaces in the ocean, rather than just individual species, we can protect habitat for hundreds or thousands of species while increasing the economic value of the ocean and the ecosystem services it provides.

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Aquarium Releases Rehabilitated Sea Turtle

The sea turtle was fitted with a satellite tag before its release so its movements can be tracked. Check back for updates on its location.

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