By Birch Aquarium naturalist Danielle Carter
Birch Aquarium is just past the halfway point of our 14th season of whale watching in partnership with Flagship Cruises & Events. So far, it’s been an incredible season, with over 400 whales spotted, including tiny calves and numerous breaches!
Photo by Marsha MacWillie.
But gray whales are [...]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Diego Cicero is a High Tech High Media Arts student who recently participated in a month-long internship at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The internship program is designed to foster personal growth and help students acquire workplace skills in a real-world environment. Diego assisted the aquarium’s education programs and blogged about his experiences.
by Camila Pauda, Volunteer Programs Assistant
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 researcher and get hands-on with Scripps science, participate [...]
From January 6 through February 7, 2014, Birch Aquarium’s kelp forest exhibit was off display while minor repairs were made to the tank’s concrete structure. This is the last of three articles about the construction project and its developments. This important project was generously sponsored by the Moore Family Foundation.
Post #1: Getting Ready
Post # [...]
Nearly halfway through this whale-watching season, Birch Aquarium naturalists continue to enjoy their time aboard Flagship Cruises & Events’ 100-foot boat, the Marietta. Birch Aquarium’s 14-year partnership with Flagship brings together aquarium naturalists and a skilled crew to bring passengers memorable whale encounters. On Monday, February 10, Birch Aquarium will also host an evening lecture [...]
From January 6 through February 7, 2014, Birch Aquarium’s kelp forest exhibit will be off display while minor repairs are made to the tank’s concrete structure. Our aquarists will also use this opportunity to freshen the exhibit’s look with new animals. We are grateful for your support so that when the exhibit reopens on February [...]
By Leslee Matsushige, Birch Aquarium co-curator
In late September, the first brood hatched from Birch Aquarium’s Seadragon Propagation Program. Learn more about the program and find out how the aquarium acquired the male weedy with eggs on its tail.
During this critical time in their young lives, the baby seadragons are kept in [...]
This Halloween, we’re searching for the spookiest animals at Haunted Birch Aquarium. To us, “spooky” is not quite the same as “scary” or “creepy.” Spooky weaves mystery and curiosity together. Something a little eerie grabs your attention, and you pause long enough to wonder, how can that be? These animals may or may not fit [...]
By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium naturalist and educator
Thursday, August 22nd
It’s 9:30 AM, and I am joining a very special Birch Aquarium animal for breakfast. On August 14th, a chambered nautilus (Nautilus belauensis) hatched for the first time in the aquarium’s history. Few aquariums, worldwide, have been able to hatch one of these [...]
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