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SEA Days: Ocean Love 2017

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:03pm
Learn about the importance of plankton with Scripps scientists.

Whale Watching: Love is in the Air

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 2:56pm
Experience gray whales on Whale Watching tours.

Celebrating Macy’s Museum Month

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 3:59pm
Half-priced admission to museums all over San Diego!

SEA Days: Whale Tales

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:04pm
Why is it important to learn about whale calls?

SEA Days: Polar Express

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:56am
At SEA Days: Polar Express, learn why it's important to understand ice and how it affects the planet's future.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings: Celebrate the holiday SEAson at Birch Aquarium

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:55pm
Get the latest on Seas 'n' Greetings, Birch Aquarium's celebration of the holiday SEAson.

SEA Days: Kelp Kornucopia

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:29pm
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 scientist or other local researcher and get hands-on with science, participate in activity stations, and get creative with a thematic craft. Name: Jonathan Lavan Hometown: Harpswell, Maine Schooling Background or field experience: Naturalist, Wildlife Expert, Citizen Scientist and Lecturer, Nature Photographer, Scuba Diver, Trip Leader One word to describe a characteristic a scientist must have: Passion What is your process in getting the perfect shot in a kelp forest? It’s really a question of patience and knowing as much about the world of the kelp forest as you can. The rest is luck and opportunity. What made you want to pursue photography and diving in this environment? It is one of the truly most unique environments on the planet and most people are barely aware of it. I wanted to share its drama and beauty. How do you predict kelp forests will change in the future? Kelp forests, like many ocean (and land) wilderness, is having a genuine struggle right now due to overpopulation […]