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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 [...]

Thar She Blows: Birch Aquarium launches 13th season of whale watching

Gray Whale Migration Map

by Audrey Evans, Birch Aquarium whale watching coordinator

December 26 marked the start of Birch Aquarium’s 13th season of whale watching with Flagship–San Diego Harbor Excursion. Aquarium naturalists and volunteers will be out on the open ocean twice per day through April 14, searching for whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds and [...]

Update: Seadragon Conservation Breeding Program

This fall, Birch Aquarium at Scripps has been busy preparing to launch our new seadragon conservation initiative.

Our exhibit designers are working closely with the Husbandry Department to design a state-of-the-art, onsite laboratory that will support efforts to breed this incredible species. They are using valuable information gained from aquarist Leslee Matsushige when she traveled to Australia last [...]

Birch Aquarium hosts Virtual ‘Hangout’ with Students Across the U.S.

The ocean affects everyone, no matter where they live. Now, thanks to technology such as Google+ Hangouts, we can spread awareness of the oceans to every corner of our country.

Earlier this month, Birch Aquarium at Scripps hosted the first of a pilot Google Hangout program associated with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The [...]

Summer Youth Interns at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

This summer, youth summer interns at Birch Aquarium at Scripps helped visitors explore the science of San Diego Bay.

By Lisa Gilfillan, interpretive volunteer programmer

Every summer Birch Aquarium at Scripps comes alive with an influx of eager teenagers. These youth summer interns (YSI) volunteer in a 10-week program [...]

Sign up for Scripps’ e-magazine explorations now

Want to stay up-to-date with cutting-edge research and happenings at Scripps Insitution of Oceanography?

Sign up for explorations now, Scripps’ bi-monthly e-magazine. You’ll be first to know about the latest earth and ocean science research happening right here at Scripps.

If you sign up soon, you’ll also be entered to win prizes such as Scripps [...]

Books for Kids: Marine Biographies

Manfish, By Jennifer Berne. Illustrated by Éric Puybaret

By Leorah Gavidor, Gift Shop blogger

Manfish By Jennifer Berne • Illustrated by Éric Puybaret $16.99 (hardcover only) 

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau By Dan Yaccarino $7.99 (paperback) 

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle [...]

How My Birch Aquarium Internship Will Advance My Career

Intern Jessica Chen at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

By Jessica Chen, Danielle Hammond, Kathrin Artamonov, and Ciera Villegas  Birch Aquarium Youth Summer Interns, 2012 

“Do you want to major in marine biology?”

As high school students, we hear this question a lot from people who find out we’re spending our summer interning at Birch Aquarium [...]

What It’s Like to be an Intern at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Intern Catherine Harmeier teaches visitors about the watershed and San Diego Bay.

By Catherine Harmeier, Thomas Nieman, Briana Scott, and Dania Grant Birch Aquarium Youth Summer Interns, 2012

Summer is a wonderful time of year to relax and catch up with old friends. It’s also a time to learn new things [...]

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 [...]