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Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives lectures reach milestone 10 million online views

Renowned Scripps Oceanography climate expert Richard Somerville presents “Global Warming: The Latest Word on the Best Science” during a Perspectives on Ocean Science lecture at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

One of the best things about Birch Aquarium at Scripps is its connection to the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps researchers explore the entire planet [...]

Healthy Corals: Birch Aquarium contributes to recent Scripps discovery

Birch Aquarium’s coral habitats feature captive-raised coral to lessen our impact on the environment.

A study released this week by marine biologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego provides the basis for a new, non-invasive way scientists can assess the health of corals in the wild, a discovery aided by Birch Aquarium’s [...]

‘Shark Summer’ with Dr. Andy Nosal

Dr. Andy Nosal poses with a local leopard shark.

Summer is just around the corner, and we have big plans for it! We’re thrilled to announce a new initiative at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and introduce a new member to our team: Dr. Andy Nosal.

As our DeLaCour Fellow for Ecology & Conservation, Andy, a [...]

Packing in with the Sardines

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 [...]

Volunteers Clean up La Jolla Shores

By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator

Despite temperatures nearing triple-digits, more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers joined Birch Aquarium at Scripps and  The New Children’s Museum at La Jolla Shores for the California Coastal Cleanup earlier this month.

Armed with bags and buckets, volunteers combed the beach and surrounding park to ensure the area remains pristine for ocean animals and [...]

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Scripps at Junior Acheivement’s BizTown

Imagine writing a business plan, ironing out a budget, and managing employees. Now imagine doing it all at only 11 years old.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps & Scripps Institution of Oceanography continue to be a proud participant in Junior Achievement’s BizTown, a unique learning experience for 5th graders in San Diego.

JA BizTown teaches students about the [...]

Seadragons, Part 7: The Great Barrier Reef

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 [...]

May SEA Days: Scientist Q &A

Matt Ruppel

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

Matt Ruppel is a second-year graduate student at UC San Diego in atmospheric chemistry. He is one of [...]

Seadragons, Part 6: Leafy Seadragons

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 [...]