New Seattle Aquarium will inspire next generation of conservationists

Published by The Seattle Times

Water is life. The ocean produces nearly every other breath we take. A warmer ocean has less oxygen. A more acidic ocean produces less food. A more polluted ocean sickens life within it and us above.

It’s clear the relationship of humankind with the global ocean is now central to life on Earth. The two of us are committed to changing that relationship, starting in Seattle.

We’ve both led organizations conserving Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea. Our work has encompassed decades of advocacy around habitat restoration, orca recovery, tribal treaty rights and climate-friendly energy policy. Even as we continue in that work, we have come to understand that investment in conservation education is central to our ability to save the planet.

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About the Seattle Aquarium
Founded in 1977 and located on Pier 59 in the heart of Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium serves as the largest platform for ocean conservation and engagement in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, it leads educational, conservation and regional research initiatives for a healthier planet. A thriving and vibrant Aquarium is a key part of Seattle. Help secure the Aquarium for years to come by donating to the Resilience Fund at

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Tim Kuniholm
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