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The New England Aquarium and our dedicated research arm, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, works to protect the ocean and marine animals.
We use science to protect animals and the ocean.
Our marine conservation research at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life helps inform policy decisions and industry practices to better protect the ocean and marine animals, both in New England and around the globe. We use our expertise and passion to improve animal well-being here at the Aquarium and in the wild, too.
We help others use the ocean responsibly.
Supporting innovative bluetech startups, counseling fisheries on resource management, advising lawmakers on ocean policy, and more—we partner with and advise industry, government, and corporations on science-based solutions that promote a healthy ocean.
We inspire people to love, respect, and act for the ocean.
From the sea turtles in our Giant Ocean Tank to the whales in nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Aquarium offers a window into the diversity of life on our blue planet. Our research comes alive through exhibits and educational experiences, connecting people to the ocean and inspiring them to take action to protect it.
We help create engaged, resilient communities.
Decades of research and our location on Boston’s waterfront give us a unique perspective on the challenges presented by climate change. We work with local communities to create a more resilient future and support ocean conservation initiatives around the globe.
Marine Conservation Action Fund
The Marine Conservation Action Fund is a microgranting and fellowship program that addresses critical needs in marine conservation, including rapid turnaround funding for urgent, time-sensitive projects and support for entrepreneurial projects from local conservation leaders in low- and middle-income countries.
Help Support the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act
Make your voice heard in support of sea turtle rescue.
Q&A: What is the Blue Economy?
Recently, the Aquarium worked with Massachusetts state legislators on a major effort to support the “blue economy.”