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SEA Days: Sharks Celebration

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 or UC San Diego researcher and get hands-on with science, participate [...]

SEA Days: Diving Deeper with Scientists

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 or UC San Diego researcher and [...]

Teaching Stories of Sandy Shores to Second Graders

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.

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SEA Days: Diving Deeper with Scripps Scientists

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 [...]

Beaked Whales: Listening Through the Noise

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 [...]

Kelp Forest Tank Under Construction: Getting Ready

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 [...]

Baby Seadragons at Birch Aquarium: Leslee’s Update

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 [...]

“Spooky” Sea Creatures in the Spotlight at Haunted Birch Aquarium

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 [...]

Breakfast with a Newborn Nautilus

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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