• Heartwired to Love Marine Protected Areas

    Late last fall, The Ocean Project was pleased to receive an ocean messaging grant from Heartwired to Love the Ocean. This grant enabled us to work in collaboration with the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP), and field test the impact of the Heartwired messaging at four aquariums with an interest in advancing support for marine protected areas (MPAs) and […]

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  • When GOOD NEWS changes your plans – encouraging support for Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

    Editorial note: In 2017 The Ocean Project launched a new initiative to support zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) in getting more involved to effectively inform science-based fisheries policy and advance action for healthy, sustainable marine ecosystems. The focus is U.S.-based visitor-serving institutions but some of the lessons learned can be — and already have been — applied to […]

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  • The results are in! SEA LIFE Trust and SEA LIFE Aquariums vote for Marine Protected Areas

    Based on a successful pilot, the SEA LIFE Trust and SEA LIFE Aquariums in partnership with The Ocean Project rolled out an effort to engage visitors at all of our American aquariums on the issue of marine protected areas. The pilot gave us confidence! It confirmed that our visitors expect, trust and appreciate information from aquariums […]

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  • SEA LIFE Centers find public support for Marine Protected Areas

    SEA LIFE Aquariums and SEA LIFE Trust wanted to know if visitors shared our interest in expanding our nation’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). With this in mind, we initiated in partnership with The Ocean Project a pilot project at two of our sites, Carlsbad and Orlando. We developed an exit survey with a program called […]

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  • The Ocean Project launches new initiative to promote science-based federal fisheries policy and healthy, sustainable marine ecosystems

    Healthy and productive marine ecosystems are critical to sustaining food, jobs, and recreation for millions of people, as well as producing other intrinsic quality of life benefits. To have healthy ocean ecosystems, we need strong science-based fisheries management that eliminates overfishing and protects essential coastal and ocean habitats. Marine protected areas are also crucial for […]

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  • Thank you, President Obama, for Designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument!

    On behalf of its network of 2,000 aquariums, zoos, museums, youth groups, and conservation organizations across all 50 states and 100 countries, The Ocean Project thanks President Obama for designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and creating a lasting legacy for current and future generations of Americans. During this 100th anniversary year […]

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  • President Bush Creates new National Marine Monuments

    President Bush created three new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean today, spanning 195,280 square miles. The decision to make the designations under the Antiquities Act, coming just two weeks before Bush leaves office, means that he will have protected more square miles of ocean than any person in history. In 2006 Bush created […]

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  • Time to Get Busy

    If you’ve been tuning into our Make Conservation Happen webinar series that launched in April 2018, you’ve learned about the nuts and bolts of how you and your institution can take action and influence conservation public policy issues, as well as about many of the issues and opportunities to get more involved in effecting change.  […]

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  • Collaborative Conservation Campaigns

    Zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) are uniquely positioned for conservation action. For 20+ years, The Ocean Project has been helping to advance conservation and sustainability impact with ZAM, based on a strong foundation of research that has indicated that their visitors not only expect, but also trust and appreciate information about how they can help […]

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  • Partner Network

    The Ocean Project promotes true collaboration to address the major issues on a scale commensurate with the size of the problems. Our global partner network continues to grow and evolve. Approximately 2,000 youth groups, aquariums, zoos, museums, and other organizations in 140+ countries have joined as Partners, and this fast-growing global network is expanding to […]

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