The public can find out how NOAA can keep them informed of the changing environment around them and how they can get involved AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC HOSTS NOAA DAY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

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On Saturday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Aquarium of the Pacific will host the eleventh annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) interactive event. The public can talk with real-life marine biologists and oceanographers while they learn about ocean habitat conservation, weather warnings, safe and sustainable seafood, aquaculture, ocean exploration, marine mammal strandings, and endangered species.

                        Learn more about NOAA and its efforts to protect the ocean, predict changes in the atmosphere, provide information about climate change, and impact everyday lives of people through science, service, and stewardship at the Aquarium during NOAA Day. In addition, representatives from NOAA’s National Weather Service and the Office of Aquaculture will use the state-of-the-art technology NOAA Science on a Sphere®, located in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center to visually highlight weather modeling, hurricanes, and seafood farming.

WHEN:            Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST:             Included with general admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

WHO:               The West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network

  • NOAA Fisheries’ Protected Resources Division (marine mammals, endangered species)
  • NOAA Fisheries’ Sustainable Fisheries Division (salmon and steelhead, clean watersheds, coastal resiliency )
  • National Weather Service
  • NOAA Corps
  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
  • NOAA Restoration Center
  • Southern California Ocean Observing System
  • Sea Grant
  • California Conservation Corps

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noaa_and_our_planet_day/

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NOAA:            NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. For more about NOAA visit http://www.noaa.gov/ or facebook.com/NOAA.

AQUARIUM:   The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among people. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new FROGS: Dazzling and DisappearingOur Water Future, and archerfish exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers, and the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other benefits.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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