Marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau famously said “People protect what they love.” We feel the same way and believe that the best way to protect our endlessly fascinating marine world is to know more about it. We encourage marine and ecological research and organize events that allow experts to talk about their work. We support academic science research, volunteer-based data collection for scientific research, and public educational events. As we learn more about the Salish Sea and what lives in it, we come to love it fiercely and are empowered to make the changes that will protect it.