School of tuna

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.

Our Priorities

Our Programs

In the News

Sea otter numbers are up. So, what does it mean?

The California sea otter population in 2015 has reached its highest level since fur traders hunted otters to near-extinction in the 19th century. But prospects for recovery of the threatened species are much more complicated than the numbers imply.

Support Our Work

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 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.

Our Team Publications Our Partners