Kelp forest seascape

Protecting the future of the ocean—with your help.


SEE WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We know firsthand our ocean conservation efforts work.
Help us expand the reach of our Conservation & Science programs.


The ocean sustains all life on Earth, including our own. It covers 71 percent of our planet, produces more than half of the oxygen we breathe and provides 15 percent of the animal protein we consume.

Overfishing, pollution and climate change have put the ocean in a precarious position, endangering not just marine life but all life on Earth. Please join us in the fight to protect it.


By supporting our Conservation & Science programs, here's what we can accomplish together:

Inspire Visitors

Exhibits like the upcoming ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge help us tell important conservation stories that motivate people to care—and do—more for the ocean.

Save Animals

We focus on apex predators like the sea otters, sharks and bluefin tuna you see at the Aquarium. Their survival is vital to the health of ocean ecosystems.

Share Discoveries

We employ state-of-the-art methods to advance our scientific understanding of the animals and ecosystems we study and share it to inspire positive change.

Transform Markets

Our sustainable seafood initiatives and Seafood Watch program are changing the way consumers and businesses buy, fish and farm seafood across the globe.

Change Minds

As a trusted voice for ocean science, we encourage decision-makers here and abroad to make ocean health a priority and enact ocean-friendly policies.

Inspire Visitors

Exhibits like the upcoming ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge help us tell important conservation stories that motivate people to care—and do—more for the ocean.

Save Animals

We focus on apex predators like the sea otters, sharks and bluefin tuna you see at the Aquarium. Their survival is vital to the health of ocean ecosystems.

Share Discoveries

We employ state-of-the-art methods to advance our scientific understanding of the animals and ecosystems we study and share it to inspire positive change.

Transform Markets

Our sustainable seafood initiatives and Seafood Watch program are changing the way consumers and businesses buy, fish and farm seafood across the globe.

Change Minds

As a trusted voice for ocean science, we encourage decision-makers here and abroad to make ocean health a priority and enact ocean-friendly policies.

With help from our donors, we have become a trusted leader in ocean conservation and are uniquely positioned to create positive change for the ocean and the animals that call it home—not just today, but for generations to come.

“From the air we breathe to the seafood we eat, our very survival depends on a healthy ocean.”

–Julie Packard, Executive Director

You can help make a difference!

We need to raise $65 million to expand our Conservation & Science programs so we can tackle the most pressing issues affecting ocean health on a larger scale than ever before. Together we can shape the future of the ocean.

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