ATLANTA (January 14, 2016) Dr. Al Dove, Georgia Aquarium's director of research and conservation, recently participated in TEDx Peachtree, an all-day conference full of speakers in the style of the hugely popular TED talks which aim to inspire and stimulate new thinking in an engaging atmosphere. This sold out event took place on November 13 at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. Dr. Dove shared the stage with 14 other local presenters who talked about a variety of topics, all with the running theme of being a ripple in the world that can grow and inspire change.

Dr. Dove’s talk, “The Ocean: Your Friend for Life," focused on how the ocean provides several important things, such as food, oxygen, pharmaceuticals, protection from climate change, and a highway for commerce. It is an important part of our lives, but we don’t treat it kindly and don’t understand it very well. In order to save this friendship, we need to revisit how important this relationship is to us and fix it before it’s too late. 

Dr. Dove's TEDXPeachtree talk can be viewed in full on YouTube



Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals in North America. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit