SeaQuest is committed to protecting our oceans and wildlife around the world. Educating guests on how to be proactive in finding solutions in our number one priority in our Quest for Conservation. Here you’ll find information and links to informational guides about the environmental concerns we face today. To learn more about how you can help SeaQuest in our Quest for Conservation, book your visit today
At SeaQuest, we care a great deal about our environment and the animals that call our planet home. A number of rescued animals have been housed at SeaQuest! Rescued from dangerous environmental situations or transitioned from owners who were unable to care for them, we have many SeaQuest friends who have found their fur-ever home with us. Learn more about our rescue animals here today!
Responsible Pet Ownership
Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food, and shelter for your pet. Domestic pets are completely dependent on their owners for their welfare. Animals, particularly exotic pets, have a handful of basic needs to stay alive. SeaQuest is dedicated to providing education about what it is to be a responsible pet owner. We also want to inform exotic pet owners about what can be expected of their time and energy to care for exotic pets. Visit SeaQuest today to learn more about exotic animal care and responsible pet ownership, or check out Quest for Conservation video series here.
Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest uses, such as agriculture and road construction. Forest degradation occurs when forest ecosystems lose their capacity to provide important goods and services to people and nature. Deforestation can also be seen as the removal of forests leading to several imbalances ecologically and environmentally and resulting in declines in habitat and biodiversity. Learn more about our conservation efforts in our Guide to Deforestation here.
Overfishing is the taking of wildlife from the sea at rates too high for fished species to replace themselves. Several aquatic species have been victims of this treacherous method of fishing. More simply, overfishing is catching too many fish at once, so the breeding population becomes too depleted to recover. Overfishing often goes hand in hand with wasteful types of commercial fishing that produce amounts of unwanted fish or other animals. These animals are then discarded, and as a result, nearly a third of the world’s assessed fisheries are in significant danger. Learn more about our conservation efforts in our Guide to Overfishing here.
Shark finning is the horrific practice of catching a shark just to remove its fins. The shark’s fins are cut off while they are still alive. The shark is then thrown overboard and back into the ocean. Without their fins, sharks can not swim and suffer from significant blood loss. They ultimately starve to death or are slowly eaten by other fish. Most drown because sharks need to keep moving to force water through their gills for oxygen. Learn more about our conservation efforts in our Guide to Shark Finning here.