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On Sept. 21, SeaWorld San Diego will hold a 60th anniversary gala event to highlight Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s ground-breaking scientific research, numerous firsts and breakthroughs, and its bright future. Attendees will have behind-the-scenes access to the park and will learn about the latest areas of study from HSWRI scientists. “Our important work began right away,” recalled HSWRI president and CEO Don Kent. “In 1964, we began to tag albacore and bluefin tuna to understand their behaviors. Over ten years, we worked with tuna fishers and collected data that helped them learn how to avoid dolphins. Being in the tuna capital of the world at the time,” he continued, “this was a very big deal.” For more information, visit

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 About Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI)

HSWRI is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) research organization founded in 1963 “to return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”  With a long-standing legacy of pioneering marine science that increases understanding of animals and their ecosystems, it enjoys international renown for its work.  Its areas of inquiry are ecology, physiology, bioacoustics and aquaculture.  Through science, the application of advanced technologies and the expansion of knowledge, the Institute provides effective solutions to conflicts that arise between human activity and the natural world.  Hubbs-SeaWorld scientists apply sophisticated technologies to seek the solutions that protect and conserve marine animals while benefiting humans and their reliance on marine resources.  Based in San Diego with facilities in Melbourne, FL and Carlsbad, CA, HSWRI’s unique contributions are due in part to access to SeaWorld’s extensive marine zoological collection, a close association with local universities and highly respected scientific staff.  For more information, visit