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2016 Donor Appreciation Picnic: September 18, 2016

SeaWorld San Diego

A popular, long-standing tradition with HSWRI supporters and their families, the picnic includes brunch, musical performances, visits from SeaWorld animal ambassadors, and brief science chats featuring HSWRI researchers. Guests also enjoy free admission that day to the park.

Donate today to secure your tickets!

(Gifts of $100+ ensure picnic tickets – click here for a full detailing of HSWRI donor benefits)

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2016 Special Events

Thursdays June 23, July 28, and August 25
Conservation Concerts at HSWRI Mission Bay offices. The series showcases local artists coupled with science chats by HSWRI scientists. The evening will include complimentary munchies and a drink on the shores of Mission Bay at HSWRI HQ

Sunday, September 18
Donor Appreciation Picnic at SeaWorld San Diego. The event is a popular, long-standing tradition with HSWRI supporters and their families. The day includes brunch, musical performances, visits from SeaWorld animal ambassadors, and brief science chats featuring HSWRI researchers. Guests also enjoy free admission that day to the park.

Thursday, October 13
VIP Appreciation Event at SeaWorld San Diego. This exclusive, after hours, behind-the-scenes visit to SeaWorld lets guests experience the wonders of the ocean up close, with activities like interacting with dolphins and gazing into the eyes of orcas. Guests partake in delicious food and drink alongside fellow supporters from the private and public sectors while learning about HSWRI’s latest research worldwide.

January 2017, date to be confirmed.
Annual Whale Watch at Seaforth Sportfishing. As part of this memorable trip, donors have the opportunity to view majestic California Gray Whales as they travel south to their birthing grounds in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. In addition to witnessing this remarkable journey, guests may also see dolphins, sea lions and many species of marine birds while enjoying breakfast on the sea. HSWRI scientists and staff attend the event to provide educational opportunities for attendees.

 

Thank you to all who attended our donor appreciation events this fall! We couldn’t accomplish all we do without you. 

Conservation Concert: Summer Sets & Science Chats

September 10, 2015

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Donor Appreciation Picnic: SeaWorld San Diego

September 27, 2015

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VIP Appreciation Event

October 15, 2015

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January 25, 2015

Thank you to all who came out for our 2015 Whale Watch!

Donors joined our scientists and staff on the water to appreciate California’s ocean and marine life. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with HSWRI’s friends while seeing firsthand the results of our efforts to 

“return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”

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 November 15, 2014

HSWRI hosted southern California angler leadership this weekend at the Leon Raymond Hubbard Jr. Marine Fish Hatchery in Carlsbad, CA to thank them for all their support of HSWRI and the white seabass replenishment program.

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September 25, 2014
Check out the photos from our Supporter Appreciation Barbeque on September 21, 2014,
courtesy of our own Research Scientist Mike Shane!

 

 

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Gigi & Ed Cramer, SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jess Torina, and Eastern Screech Owl

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Doug & Carolyn Sharp, Dr. Ann Bowles and SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jess Torina with Eastern Screech Owl

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Hanna Da Rosa, Lucia Stone, and guest with North American Beaver

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SeaWorld Animal Trainer Ingrid Dietrich, North American Beaver, Megan Rigby

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Rob & Greyson Fletcher, Carolyn Sharp, American Alligator, and SeaWorld Animal Trainer Mike Troiano

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Mari Piantka with American Alligator

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Marly Da Rosa with SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jess Torina, Eastern Screech Owl

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Blaise Guld, SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jess Torina, Eastern Screech Owl

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Dita Baker, HSWRI Development Director Eileen Sigler, and Isabelle Jakob

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Lucia Stone and Carolyn Sharp with SeaWorld Animal Trainer Mike Troiano and American Alligator

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Dita Baker, Dr. Ann Bowles, HSWRI Development Director Eileen Sigler, and Isabelle Jakob

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HSWRI Development Director Eileen Sigler, Ed Cramer, HSWRI Trustee Geri Ann Warnke, Don Frey, Donna Ehrenreich, and Pam Bernard

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Dr. Tom Jensen & Karen Boudreau

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Guests visit with Xander, an Asian Small-Clawed Otter and SeaWorld Animal Trainer Todd Glazebrook

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Guests with SeaWorld Animal Trainer Todd Glazebrook with Asian Small-Clawed Otter

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Don Kent, HSWRI; Honoree, Pedro Villegas, SDG&E; Dr. Pam Yochem, HSWRI; Mark Snell, Sempra Energy

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Don Kent, HSWRI; Honoree, Pedro Villegas, SDG&E; Dr. Pam Yochem, HSWRI; Mark Snell, Sempra Energy

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Gigi Cramer, Megan Rigby, and guest with Asian Small-Clawed Otter

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SeaWorld Animal Trainer Todd Glazebrook, Asian Small-Clawed Otter, and HSWRI Executive Vice President and Senior Research Scientist Dr. Pam Yochem

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SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jason Martir with Magellanic Penguin and HSWRI guests

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BBQ Guests with Magellanic Penguin

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Guest with Magellanic Penguin and SeaWorld Animal Trainer Jason Martir

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HSWRI President/CEO Don Kent speaks with guests


August 21, 2013
Two Millionth Fish Release

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) released into the coastal waters of southern California the two-millionth tagged white seabass produced by the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) on Wednesday August 21st, 2013.  The two millionth fish along with about 300 of its siblings were released from the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute corporate offices’ east patio into Mission Bay San Diego by event Honorary Chair, Paxson Offield and HSWRI’s Don Kent.OREHP is a proactive conservation research program designed in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to specifically counteract the alarming decline of certain vital marine fish stocks. Since 1983, HSWRI scientists and their collaborators have developed culture techniques to rear and release white seabass, a commercially and recreationally important coastal marine fish species.The program is one of the nation’s largest marine fish enhancement programs, the only program of its kind on the west coast of North America and one of the few stocking programs that assesses the biological and economic impacts of its releases.OREHP is a unique partnership between the California State Resources Agency, public utility companies, volunteer sportfishing groups and the scientific community that has led to the successful release of two million healthy, juvenile white seabass. The collaboration has enabled the white seabass program to benefit the California fishing community and the state’s resource management agency by providing an economically effective tool for sustaining and recovering depleted stocks.Recreational fishing contributes over $2 billion annually to the California economy, but the decline in fish populations threatens to derail this valuable economic engine.  Under the umbrella of the United Anglers of Southern California, the sport fishing industry contributes over 20,000 volunteer hours annually to help grow the seabass to a larger size at as many as 12 different cage growout facilities.  Cage systems allow the seabass fingerlings to be reared at sea to a larger size, which dramatically increases the potential for fish survival after release.  One of the OREHP’s largest cage systems is also used to temporarily hold broodstock and this facility has been underwritten by philanthropist Paxson Offield, Chairman of the Catalina Seabass Fund for the past decade.

June 14, 2013
Fins, Flukes & Feathers – September 7, 2013

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March 18, 2014
SeaWorld’s 3rd Annual Pole to Pole Fun Run
Here’s a fun way to support animal conservation and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute programs: SeaWorld’s 3rd Annual Pole to Pole Fun Run!Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Registration: 6:30 a.m.
5K Start & Finish: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.SeaWorld San Diego
500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA  92109Event proceeds from this year’s Fun Run will once again benefit HSWRI projects to help animals worldwide. Join in the fun by signing up today — and please share the excitement with your family and friends! Registration is $40* and includes a light breakfast, one Fun Run t-shirt, an opportunity drawing for prizes, FREE race-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego, photo opportunities with animal ambassadors and costume characters, access to race day informational booths, and sponsor swag).
*Non-refundable, non-transferable.Visit SeaWorldSanDiego.com for more information.