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Aquarium Will Host Virtual NOAA and Our Planet Day on Saturday, November 7, 2020

The public can find out how NOAA studies and monitors local marine life and what they can do to maintain a sustainable relationship with our coast and ocean.

November 4, 2020

WHAT: On Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., the Aquarium of the Pacific will host a virtual event with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA and Our Planet Day is an annual event at the Aquarium, but this year it will be held virtually, with sessions streamed online. The theme for this year’s event is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.

NOAA scientists and experts will present sessions on the marine life they study and monitor along our coast, including Pacific salmon, seals and sea lions, sea turtles, giant sea bass, and abalone. They will share educational tools for children, winning entries from the NOAA Day Art Contest, and a session on sustainable recreational fishing.

Learn how NOAA, a government agency, works to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment to help protect people and property and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. PT

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific’s website:

COST: This virtual event is free, no RSVP required.

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or visit

NOAA: NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. For more about NOAA visit or

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, the Molina Animal Care Center, moon jelly touch tank, and the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Visit the Aquarium’s website for current information at or call (562) 590-3100.