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 dedicated scientists of HSWRI seek creative solutions to ensure healthy oceans through multiple areas of study.
We focus on understanding the relationships between marine animals and their environment in order to address threats to ecosystem health.
Our research focuses on predicting and preventing impacts from:
Your donations help us examine the interconnectedness of marine life and habitats by funding projects like:
Two current studies researching
marine mammal habitat loss
100 whale sharks
tagged for study
Our bioacoustics program studies how marine animals produce and are affected by natural and human-made sound.
By understanding how marine life uses sound for communication and survival, we can:
Donate and help us to harmonize human-animal interactions. Fund projects like:
1,900 audio recordings of marine
life collected worldwide
4 Hearing ranges of marine
mammal species documented
Entanglement prevention for 7
marine mammal species discovered
This program studies how marine life and the ocean are affected by natural and human-induced change.
To promote ocean health, we are:
Donate and our scientists will be able to promote a healthier planet where humans and marine life thrive together. Your gift will help:
Stranding response to nearly
1,100 marine mammals
38 years of disease surveillance
in marine mammals
Years of biomedical data from
whale and dolphin samples
Our sustainable seafood program is currently working to replenish wild stocks of depleted species, like white seabass, and demonstrating sustainable aquatic farming as a means to provide supplemental sources of fish.
Aquaculture is the practical solution to:
Help our leading-edge researchers feed the world, replenish fish populations and provide economic value to American coastal communities.
More than 2.4 million
white seabass released
Dozens of studies to provide
sustainable diets for farmed fish
New species under consideration for
renewal: yellowtail and halibut
We are committed to inspiring the next generation of ocean scientists by advancing public appreciation for scientific discovery.
Our scientists encourage life-long learning by:
With your help, we can inspire a love for science, reach more students and encourage ocean stewardship for a healthier world. Donations will:
Students reached each year
through Seabass in the Classroom
Dozens of interns and
hundreds of volunteers trained
Community members educated
annually through outreach events
In our rapidly changing world, our research is never complete. Whether it is deploying rescue teams, replenishing depleted fish populations, protecting habitats or simply better understanding life in our oceans, we want to create a planet where humans and marine life thrive together. Every bit counts and you can make a difference.