Health Related Organizations
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The very proud granddaughter of Helen Schuttish, a charter member, is very proud of this California institution, dedicated to marine mammal and sea life sustainability. Started with the gift from The David and Lucille Packard Foundation -- of Hewlett-Packard fame -- the Monterey Bay Aquarium has perhaps set the standard for aquariums all over the world, both in its public outreach, research and development programs, and mesmerizing live theater-like displays of kelp forests, electrifying jellyfish, sea otter playground and other displays. Since one cannot escape the fact that landscape is inextricably connnected to our oceans via stormdrains, and protection of sea life is critical to the protection of human life itself, even if you never visit this magnificent aquarium, visit its website for best-of-the-web photography, hope and inspiration, and the latest wallet copy or Android app of Seafood Watch, a regularly updated guide on what seafood is safe to eat and buy.
Boasting an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including more than 45,000 school children, and featuring more than 5,000 animals representing 380 species, San Diego's Birch Aquarium inspires, instructs and demonstrates what's happening in the underwater world that is more vital to world health than we realize. Watch this video to learn what Scripps University is doing to protect our healthy environment, not just that of Californians but of everyone's.