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Coral Reef Ambassadors Travel to Taiwan

High Tech Middle Media Arts teacher Erika Reed (center) and her students get ready to snorkel over Hobihu Reef in Taiwan.

By Fernando Nosratpour, interim co-curator

In 2012, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and our sister aquarium, the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) in Taiwan, were awarded a highly competitive Museums Connect [...]

Head Aquarists Recognized by UC San Diego for Diversity Efforts

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we are constantly working to broaden our reach, to share the wonders of the ocean with as many visitors as possible. Our staff strives to connect the public—especially underserved and diverse audiences—with cutting-edge ocean and earth science.

This week, our head aquarists Fernando Nosratpour and Leslee Matsushige were [...]

Sign up for Scripps’ e-magazine explorations now

Want to stay up-to-date with cutting-edge research and happenings at Scripps Insitution of Oceanography?

Sign up for explorations now, Scripps’ bi-monthly e-magazine. You’ll be first to know about the latest earth and ocean science research happening right here at Scripps.

If you sign up soon, you’ll also be entered to win prizes such as Scripps [...]

Is ‘Nemo’ Endangered?

By Kate Jirik, naturalist & science educator

This September, Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and the rest of the animated cast of Finding Nemo are splashing back into theatres in 3-D. Finding Nemo has lost little of its original appeal since winning the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Stunning visual effects, charm, and humor [...]

Explorations: Cleaning the Air

Did you know that Scripps Oceanography produces an award-winning e-magazine called explorations?

The bi-monthly publication showcases the groundbreaking research of Scripps scientists. In addition to written articles, the e-magazine features video and audio podcasts, image galleries, and a special Q&A section for kids.

It’s the perfect resource to learn about Scripps and the important [...]

Perspectives Lecture: Let’s Talk Trash

Did you miss our Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture in December about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Watch it here!

Description: A group of Scripps graduate researchers recently returned from a 20-day expedition to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a little-studied remote ocean region where plastic debris accumulates. Join Miriam Goldstein, chief scientist on the [...]

Birch Aquarium on “Jeopardy!”

During round 2 of “Jeopardy!” last night, Birch Aquarium was featured in the following $600 video clue under the category, “Have Pun, Will Travel”:

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s this creature, found here at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

The question was filmed during a visit from the “Jeopardy!” [...]