About 90% of the Ocean Remains Unexplored: Aquarium Hopes New Programming Inspires the Public to Push for Ocean Research

Aquarium of the Pacific to engage visitors through art inspired by ocean exploration expeditions aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel

LONG BEACH, Calif.--()--The ocean plays a vital role in shaping our weather and climate, provides food and compounds for medicine, and much more. About 90 percent of the ocean remains unexplored. The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific hopes that will change and educates the public about this topic in different ways. The public is invited to view an art exhibit from the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program starting March 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018. The exhibit is part of the Aquarium’s ongoing efforts to engage the public through exhibits and programs that combine science and the arts.

The art exhibit features artwork made from and inspired by the science done on the Falkor, the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel. Media include watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, fiber art, comics, and data visualizations. More than fifty works of art will be on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Wendy Schmidt will also present a lecture at the Aquarium on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the ocean’s role in our future and how philanthropy can impact ocean science and conservation. The Aquarium will live stream the lecture from its website. Schmidt and her husband Eric established the Schmidt Ocean Institute in 2009. To learn more about the Artist-at-Sea program please visit www.schmidtocean.org.

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. For information, please visit www.aquariumofpacific.org or call (562) 590-3100.


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The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is displaying an exhibit from Schmidt Ocean Institute's Artist-at-Sea program combining art and science.

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