Conservation and Sustainability
The Aquarium’s mission statement – Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment – begins right here at home.
Although lovely to look at and home to an abundant array of creatures, the Sound is in trouble. Our goal is for every visitor to the Aquarium to come away with new knowledge about the life dwelling within the Sound, as well as what can be done to help preserve it. Download Top Ten Ways to help Puget Sound.
Popular programs such as the Beach Naturalists provide volunteers an opportunity to share their knowledge and help beach visitors to enjoy local beaches without harming them. Backed by Beach Naturalists and concerned citizens, a grassroots effort gathered enough steam to support the creation of the Seattle Marine Reserves, saving half of Seattle's beaches. In order to have scientific data to support the Marine Reserves and increase knowledge about the population of plants and animals on the beaches the Citizen Science Program was created.
Marine Policy Action
The Seattle Aquarium works to conserve the region’s marine environment as a convener and connector of conservation awareness and action. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on options for extending greater protection to giant Pacific octopuses in Puget Sound. Click here to submit your comments.
When it comes to conservation at the Seattle Aquarium, it's important to walk the talk. That's why our growing list of sustainable practices is high priority at the Aquarium. We have big plans to stay green and keep conservation growing.
The Seattle Aquarium is part of a program to make it easier for consumers to tell whether the seafood they're buying is helping or hurting the survival of ocean wildlife.
Working in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, the Seattle Aquarium is distributing Seafood Watch pocket guide. The Seattle Aquarium is also working with local restaurants and retail suppliers to encourage sustainable seafood choices in the products they sell.
Click here to see our sustainable seafood partners.
Advocates of the ocean and Puget Sound
The Aquarium's mission of inspiring conservation of our marine environment is shared with all advocates for Puget Sound and the ocean, leading to great partnership opportunities. Visit these web sites to learn more and find out how you can help: