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From the Director: Exploring the Galápagos

By Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Birch Aquarium at Scripps executive director

Bienvenido! Greetings from the M/Y Coral in the Galápagos Islands! To celebrate the aquarium’s 20th anniversary, I’m visiting the Islands with a group of members and supporters.

I’m writing this post after a truly spectacular day spent exploring Española Island. Words can’t begin to describe [...]

A Rare Trip To Palmyra Atoll

By Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

This blog first appeared in the Nov. 23, 2010 online version of The Guardian (UK).

The plane seemed to take forever to get off the runway in Hawaii and then we were finally on our way to Palmyra Atoll in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. [...]