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, UC San Diego or local researcher and get hands-on with science, participate in activity stations, and get […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]