Who We Are
International Leaders in Quality Marine Mammal Care
The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums is an international association and accrediting body for marine parks, aquariums, zoos, and research facilities. Alliance-accredited institutions are the gold standard in marine mammal care. With an extensive body of marine mammal knowledge and experience, animal experts at Alliance-accredited facilities dedicate their lives to the well-being of the animals in their care and to the rescue and rehabilitation of marine animals such as sea lions, dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles in need of help.
Our member institutions reach millions of guests each year and create extraordinary experiences and connections to the natural world that inspire people to take action for marine mammals and our oceans.
International Leaders in Rigorous Standards and Accreditation
Accredited members of the Alliance meet or exceed rigorous Standards and Guidelines covering a dozen different areas such as animal husbandry, animal training, water and environmental quality, education, scientific research, breeding, and transportation.
These standards are based on the expertise of thousands of veterinarians, animal care specialists, operations personnel, and scientists. They optimize the physical health of, and environmental conditions for, individual marine mammals in each facility’s care. High standards also maximize the educational experiences for guests and scientific impact from collaborative research to better understand marine mammals and their needs.