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Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night 2018

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:49am
Ocean STEM Careers Night is an opportunity for students to learn about the diverse world of Oceanography, meet scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium, and learn about career paths that they didn’t even know existed.

Dive in to the Day of the Life of our Aquarists

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:11am
Meet Fernando Nosratpour and Leslee Matsushige, two of our aquarists who have been here for 25+ years, helped build the famous Kelp Tank, and are working everyday behind-the-scenes in taking care of the marine life at Birch Aquarium. Take a deeper look into the day the life of an aquarist.

Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:23am
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? New Exhibit Opens June 29!

Whale Watching Top 5

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:49pm
What were our top 5 sights this season?

Superstitions at Sea

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:26pm
This whale watching season has been a successful one, with guests and crew onboard the Marietta seeing Gray Whales, Common Dolphins, Pacific White-Sided dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, and even Humpback Whales and unusual Pilot Whales! All of the Birch Aquarium whale watching naturalists spend hours and hours on the water looking for magnificent creatures, and we can't help but be a little superstitious at times. 

Meet the Captains!

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:08am
Whale watching expeditions with Birch Aquarium’s naturalists wouldn’t be possible without the talented and experienced captains at Flagship Cruises & Events.

Commemorating a Hero

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:34pm
Birch Aquarium's Exhibits Team was proud to to create a display case celebrating Sally Ride.

Listening for Fish Conversations in the Kelp Forest

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:39pm
Glub? Pop! Squeak? Birch Aquarium helped test a new ocean conservation tool used to identify sound-producing fish

Whale Watching Season is in Full Swing

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:44am
The gray whale season this year has been wonderful so far! We have seen a whopping 454 Gray Whales! Whale watchers have just started to see these gentle giants begin their northward journey...

Big Voices From Huge Whales

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:35pm
Scripps Oceanography Scientists hear what Blue Whales have to say.

Protecting Coral Reefs in Kearny Mesa

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:18am
In a recent collaboration with the School of Digital Media and Design (DMD) at Kearny High and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, students are working with scientists to investigate the impacts of environmental change on coral reefs, and producing films to engage those in their community.