Georgia Aquarium hosted its 11th annual Aqua Vino event on Friday, Sept. 16. Aqua Vino, Georgia Aquarium's premier food and wine fundraising event, featured over 200 wines generously donated by United Distributors and tastings from popular Atlanta restaurants. This year's event highlighted the incredible California sea lion, and proceeds from the event will help support sea lion research and conservation efforts. 

Georgia Aquarium is a proud and continued supporter of sea lion rescue and conservation efforts. Staff members have assisted various stranding centers in California and provided expert care, treatment and support to stranded sea lions due to the Unusual Mortality Event (UME) occurring off the coast of California. Earlier this year, Georgia Aquarium opened the brand new SunTrust Pier 225 gallery and Under the Boardwalk presentation featuring California sea lions that help to serve as ambassadors and educate guests about the challenges that sea lions face. 

More information on Georgia Aquarium's work with California sea lions, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org

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Georgia Aquarium, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that encompasses Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Marineland Dolphin Adventure and Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station in Marineland, Fla. The mission of Georgia Aquarium, Inc. is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific organization featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offering engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.