World Oceans Summit

World Oceans Summit

The animals that Georgia Aquarium researches are found all over the globe, and so must the effort be to conserve their world, and ours. Ocean trash and single use plastics are a major threat to aquatic wildlife and the environment as a whole. Georgia Aquarium is becoming more involved in the conversation surrounding how we as humans can change this course, including attending symposiums, forums, and conferences worldwide. Dr. Al Dove, Vice President of Research and Conservation, recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia in late February to attend the World Oceans Summit. Organized by the Economist, the Summit brings together business leaders, government officials, investors, ocean advocates, and members of the scientific community for a constructive and solution-based dialogue regarding the future of the oceans and their inhabitants.

While in Bali, Dr. Dove also met with the team at Conservation International to talk about our collaboration later this summer, which includes conducting unprecedented full scale health assessments on free-swimming whale sharks. This expedition has been set for July 20 to August 13. Please be on the lookout for further communications regarding that trip.