Outreach & Conservation Impacts 

The Aquarium provides over 75,000 Bay Area students with free education programs each year. These include students in marginalized communities such as Hunter’s Point Bayview Area and title 1 schools around the Bay.


Our groundbreaking research on animals like the seven gill shark and giant pacific octopus have provided data that has directly contributed to the expansion of of shark conservation policy, and best practices for limiting animal stress in octopus care.


Aquarium led community trash cleanups have prevented over 15,000 lbs of trash from entering the San Francisco Bay.


Diving for citizen science specialty course offers certifications to divers in kelp restoration and underwater naturalist specialties. This program is critical to regenerate the struggling kelp forests that benefit seals, sea lions, whales, sea otters, gulls, terns, snowy egrets, great blue herons, cormorants, and shore birds in the Monterey Bay.


EcoXpeditions facilitate conservation travel to domestic and international destinations that need help to improve their local ecosystem.