Struggling to find that perfect gift for a relative or friend who loves the ocean? Look no further than the new Adopt-A-Fish program at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Annual adoptions feature diverse species such as moon jellies, leopard sharks and sea horses, and range from $100 - $1,000.
Adoptions are an excellent way for fish foster parents to learn more about a favorite marine species by becoming connected with their care and habitat. The tax-deductible sponsorship also helps support and enhance the aquarium's animal family, as well as its award-winning breeding programs that reduce the need for other aquariums to collect in the wild.
Fish foster parents receive a personalized adoption certificate, digital photo and fact sheet of their animal species, free passes to Birch Aquarium at Scripps and a special invitation for an annual Adopt-A-Fish celebration. Additional features accompany adoption packages at higher sponsorship levels. Individuals, families, school classes, community groups and organizations are welcome to adopt.
For more information, contact Hei-ock Kim at 858-534-5301 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Species available for annual adoption:
California Spiny Lobster
California Moray Eel
Black-tipped Reef Shark
Giant Sea Bass
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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