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Mission and Values

Providing Scientific Solutions

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) is a non-profit scientific research organization committed to conserving and renewing marine life to ensure a healthier planet. Our team of experts provides innovative and objective scientific solutions to challenges threatening ocean health and marine life in our rapidly changing world.


The Institute was founded in 1963 to conduct research in the tradition of world-renowned scientists, Dr. Carl L. and Laura C. Hubbs. Since 1963 our charter has been: “To return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”

Core Values

HSWRI scientists, staff, and trustees are dedicated to the following core values to guide scientific research, seek common sense solutions to complex environmental problems, nurture Institute growth, communicate with scientific peers and the public, and advance scientific literacy.

  • Excellence in Original and Independent Scientific Research
  • Public Service
  • Scientific Honesty and Integrity.
  • Safety and Efficiency
  • Highest Standards for Animal Care and Welfare
  • Creative and Productive Workplace
  • Common Sense

Don Kent
HSWRI President & CEO