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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Summer Camp Ocean-Science Rap

Each year, we invite ocean-minded high school and college students to join our staff as Summer Interns. This creative and enthusiastic group often comes up with fun ways to connect with our summer campers.

Check out this awesome ocean rap that interns Alexx Robles & Kasey Ober wrote for our youngsters.

Seadragons, Part 4: The Importance of this Trip

By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-curator

Each day I’m in Australia, I realize just how important this trip is for Birch Aquarium at Scripps and for me, personally.

Our aquarists have learned a great deal about caring for seadragons over the past several years, but nothing can compare to the experience of seeing the animals in their [...]

Grunion Bowl 2012

How well do you know your ocean science? Try answering a few sample questions from this year’s Grunion Bowl, held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography earlier this month (answers at bottom of page).

1). The habitat of blue whales, tunas, and swordfishes is best described as:

a) Benthic

b) Littoral

January SEA Days: Scientist Q & A

Scripps' Mike Navarro

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

Mike Navarro is a PhD. student in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Oceanography, working in Dr. Lisa Levin’s Laboratory. He [...]

Q&A with the Banana Slugs

After rocking the tide pools at Birch Aquarium at Scripps last week, Doug “Dirt” Greenfield of the Banana Slug String Band answered some of our questions about the band and their mission to educate listeners about the environment.

Q. Let’s start with one of the most recognizable elements of your band – your name! How [...]

Boundless Energy construction on schedule

Construction is progressing well for our Boundless Energy exhibit, opening this summer. Crews have outlined all of the major exhibit sections and have begun to install the physical components.

Check out the exciting progression below, from the installation of wind turbines, to the raising of canopies for the Ocean Power section, to the appearance of [...]

Boundless Energy update

Construction continues on our new Boundless Energy exhibit, opening July 9.

Check out these photos from the last two weeks. Underground construction is now finished and the wind turbines are being installed. Boundless Energy will feature fascinating technology used to harness energy sources such as wind, water, and the sun.

Thanks to all of our [...]