Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Endangered Species Day - The Art and Science of White Abalone

Friday, May 19, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

6 p.m. Members-Only Reception and Exhibit Opening
Members are invited to an exclusive new exhibit unveiling in the Aquatic Nursery featuring hundreds of baby white abalones we are raising to help save them from extinction. Members also get to mingle with our amazing speakers - BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

7 p.m. Talk
The white abalone is an endangered marine snail native to the California coast. Learn how art and science combine to teach us about their habitat, the threats they face, and the ongoing restoration efforts to protect this species.

Marine Scientist and Photographer Oriana Poindexter will share her up-close-and-personal images, which build an unexpected empathetic connection between the viewer and this elusive creature.

Melissa Neuman, Endangered Species Recovery Coordinator for NOAA, will share updates on the efforts to bring white abalone back from the brink of extinction.

CLICK HERE to reserve free tickets for the talk!


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