Providing scientific solutions to today’s most pressing Issues
At HSWRI, we believe healthy oceans benefit all life on earth. We are building the models and programs to address the pressures on our oceans and the negative impacts on species, ecosystems and ultimately, on people’s lives. Our long-term goal is to safeguard the world’s essential ocean and marine life biodiversity in order to maximize the long-term ecological, social and economic benefits for people and nature. HSWRI applies a “whole ocean” approach by designing solutions that address issues in the context of the entire system so that multiple benefits can be achieved and unintended negative consequences can be avoided. We use science to find a balance in the way people interact with nature.
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Your Financial Support Will Directly Impact These Programs
Fisheries Restoration / Sustainable Seafood
Nationally recognized aquaculture expert Mark Drawbridge, M.S., serves as the Director of the Institute’s Sustainable Seafood Program, which is focused on developing techniques for growing marine finfish for ocean replenishment and farming. Mark’s team is currently working to replenish wild stocks of depleted species such as white seabass, Pacific halibut and California yellowtail; while simultaneously developing a global model for sustainable aquatic farming as a means to “Feed the world with no measurable negative impact on the environment”. Your donations to this program can help our leading-edge researchers create the model to feed the world, replenish fish populations and provide economic value to American coastal communities.
WHAT WE DO This program studies how marine life and the ocean are affected by natural and human-induced change. WHY IT MATTERS To promote ocean health, we are: • Studying ways to prevent disease transmission • Promoting ecosystem health and resilience • Providing rapid first response to dolphin, whale and other marine life strandings HOW YOU CAN HELP #SEACHANGENOW: Donate and our scientists will be able to promote a healthier planet where humans and marine life thrive together. Your gift will help: • Gauge risks of disease transmission between humans and marine life • Provide biomedical sampling kits to evaluate marine animal health • Underwrite Channel Islands expeditions to study the influences of climate change on ocean health
Education and Outreach
Marine Mammal Stranding Response & Dolphin Ecology, Florida
Hubbs Marine Mammal Stranding program (@hubbsmms) is the federally authorized first responder to stranded/injured dolphins and whales in Brevard & Volusia counties. To report an animal at 1-888-404-3922. As first responders Hubbs scientist, and volunteer are on call 24/7 to provide assistance to live animals, and to examine and collect samples from dead animals. HSWRI conducts vital research on samples taken from these animals in order to investigate life-threatening diseases that affect both marine life and humans. This research informs Indian River Lagoon habitat management of potential actions to save bottlenose dolphins and other marine life.