The Aquarium of Niagara partners with many outstanding organizations that hold our same values and mission of protecting our animals and conservation of our oceans and lakes. Listed below are a few organizations that we believe in.
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Your Seafood Choices Make a Difference
What is the Monterey Bay’s Aquarium Sea Food Watch?
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program encourages and shows you how to choose the best seafood choices in your area, whether you’re an individual or a business. It lets you know if the fish is caught or farmed and the impact your choice makes on our oceans and all the living animals and plants in these waters.
The Atlantic Ocean is over 300 miles from Niagara Falls, but our actions here affect the ocean as if we were just one minute away.
Fish populations worldwide are depleting with an estimated 85,000 tons of fish taken out of our waters every day! The problem is that with more effective fishing methods and larger fleets there is not enough time for the fish to reproduce and replenish.
With the help of Monterey Bay’s Seafood Watch program you can make a real difference.
a. Make informed seafood choices by visiting www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations or visiting the Aquarium of Niagara to pick up a free consumer guide.
b. Buy your fish locally.
c. Support restaurants and groceries that serve sustainably fished seafood
d. Learn more by visiting www.seafoodwatch.org/ocean-issues.
e. Partner your business or restaurant with Seafood Watch by going to www.seafoodwatch.org/businesses-and-organizations.
MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER IN SAN PEDRO, CA
The Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) at Fort MacArthur
The MMCC in San Pedro is a hospital for sick and injured marine mammals that are stranded along the California coastline. The primary purpose of the MMCC is to rescue, treat and release California sea lions, northern elephant seals, Pacific harbor seals and northern fur seals back into their natural environment. In cases where the animal is deemed non-releasable, the MMCC gets in touch with institutions such as the Aquarium of Niagara to take in these animals that won’t be able to survive without human care.
THE MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER IN SAUSALITO, CA
The core work at the Marine Mammal Care Center is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals who have the support of state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated volunteer base. Their mission is to expand knowledge about all marine mammals including their ocean habitat and global conservation.
CENTER FOR CONSERVATION IN PUNTA SAN JUAN, PERU
Humboldt penguins are found along the Pacific coast of Peru and Chile. Most people think all penguins are cold-weather birds but most, like the Humboldt penguins in Peru, live in temperate or tropical habitats. To find out more go to www.stlzoo.org/conservation/ or to contribute directly call 716-285-3575 and let us know how you would like to support these threatened birds in their natural habitat.