The Aquarium of Ubatuba is a private venture, founded in February 1996 by a group of oceanologists.
Since its opening, the Aquarium has already received thousands of people who have been able to absorb knowledge and be educated about the importance of preserving the marine environment and the richness of its biodiversity.
Having as its main aims – education and research related to conservation of the environment, the Aquarium of Ubatuba was the first private aquarium in the country to open to the public having also been a pioneer in several areas such as:
Oceanologist Hugo Gallo Neto, founder and executive director of the Aquarium of Ubatuba, says that ‘environmental education is a priority in the Aquarium of Ubatuba, for here we apply the concept of “edutainment” (edu – from education, and tainment – from entertainment) allowing visitors while they are enjoying their tour, to learn and value and respect our aquatic and marine biodiversity.
In this way, the founder of the project believes to be contributing through environmental education and practical work towards the knowledge, appreciation and consequent conservation of the coastal and fresh water environments in the country.
The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of our planet and extensively contribute to the existence and propagation of life, including one of the most elaborate ones: the human.
Properties of sea water provided and still provide the means by which life can evolve.
In preserving the seas many of the keys to the planet’s survival can be found.
Life came from the sea.