Georgia Aquarium has partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to save the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area (ACMCA) in the Solomon Islands from over-fishing and protect the coral reefs. The Solomon Island villagers have become the guardians of these islands, requesting governmental assistance to restore them, protect them from poachers and monitor the recovery of corals, giant clams and native fishes. In only a few years the recovery of depleted fish and invertebrate species has been dramatic. Georgia Aquarium has committed itself to fund the ACMCA program for three years. This work is just one of the ways the Aquarium is fulfilling its mission by taking research from the laboratory to the oceans.