February SEA Days: Ocean Love
Every month, the third Saturday is a special day at Birch Aquarium: SEA Days! As the tagline suggests, SEA Days are always full of “Science, Exploration and Adventure.” Visitors and members can meet a Scripps Institution of Oceanography or UC San Diego researcher and get hands-on with science, participate in [...]
As kids of all ages head back to classrooms across San Diego, and shorter days remind us that fall is around the corner, Birch Aquarium looks closer at schooling fish in honor of one of the most exciting natural events of the summer.
On July 8, 2014, a massive school of northern anchovies swam along the [...]
Birch Aquarium at Scripps aquarist Jeremy Lord dives in the 2,000-gallon sardine tank to clean algae off the glass.
Your first memory of sardines may be from playing the game as a kid. This version of hide-and-seek makes players hide in a small space together, packed like sardines in a can.
At Birch Aquarium at [...]
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 [...]
By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-curator
My research trip to Australia has concluded and I’m back home at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, but I wanted to share some incredible photos from the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the world’s largest coral reef system, featuring more than 2,900 individual reefs across 1,600 miles. It can even be seen from [...]
By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-creator
Our first excursion after arriving in Adelaide was to Victor Harbor – about 80 km (~50 miles) south on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula – to dive at Rapid Bay Jetty. This site comprises an older, longer wooden jetty (now closed to the public) and a shorter jetty that was recently built following campaigning by [...]
Scripps Ph.D. candidate Noelle Bowlin teaches students about the diversity of fishes. Photo Credit Lara Dickens
By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator
When the lights go out and the public leaves, the fish usually have Birch Aquarium at Scripps to themselves. That wasn’t the case earlier this month when 40 middle school girls had [...]
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2012; 9:45 a.m.
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Some of the public programs we look forward to most are the ones where we join forces with other amazing organizations. On February 6, we [...]
Starting Dec. 12, we’ll be blogging the “12 Days of Fishmas.” Each day we’ll feature a different species that you can see during your visit to Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Love this species? Consider our Adopt-A-Fish program and help us keep these animals thriving!
You can find blue tangs, a gorgeous tropical fish, in our [...]