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We're Making a Difference for the Oceans

The ocean sustains all life on Earth. From the air we breathe to the seafood we eat, our very survival depends on healthy seas. The Aquarium’s Conservation and Science programs are tackling some of the most critical issues affecting ocean health. We bring decades of expertise and relationships in ocean science, policy and markets to the task.

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Ocean Action: We're Pushing to Ban Plastic Microbeads

When you brush your teeth or wash your face, it's likely you’re also washing thousands of microbeads—plastic spheres 5 millimeters or smaller—down the drain. Those microbeads are too small to be captured by wastewater treatment plants, so they end up in the ocean. Microbeads are so ubiquitous that estimates suggest billions of them wash down the drain every day.

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We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home for future generations.

Our conservation research informs sound ocean policy decisions, our fieldwork is unlocking the secrets of threatened animals like sea otters and great white sharks and we're the recognized leader in the global sustainable seafood movement. Support from our donors makes this critical work possible. Our lives depend on a future with a healthy, vibrant ocean—please join us today.

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