Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


    Monthly lectures are offered by FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the American Cetacean Society featuring fascinating talks on a variety of marine-related topics by noted scientists and authors.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is also collaborating with our new “neighbor,” the world-class urban marine research and innovation center, AltaSea. We are jointly hosting a Discovery Lecture Series in 2015 on select Fridays from 7pm to 9pm at the Aquarium in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. For a complete lecture list and more information click here.

Upcoming Lectures

Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Aquaculture: The Fight for our Local Seafood
By Kelly Stromberg, Hatchery Manager of Catalina Sea Ranch

Marine aquaculture in the United States contributes to restoration habitats, fisheries, seafood supply and helps the economic activity of coastal communities. The United States ranks 15th in total aquaculture production behind China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Norway, Thailand, Egypt, Chile, Myanmar, Philippines, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea.

California will be the first in the United States to have an offshore shellfish farm in Federal waters. Catalina Sea Ranch will be 100 acres located 6 miles offshore of Huntington Beach, CA and should be able to produce 2.4 million pounds. Come hear more about this new aquaculture facility.

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Please RSVP to:


• Friday, August 07, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, October 02, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, December 04, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM