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    SEA Days: Surfin’ into Summer

    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…

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    Future Zookeepers Visit Birch Aquarium

    On May 22nd, students from the Zoo Keeper College of Roskilde Technical College, Denmark visited Birch Aquarium during their tour of Southern California zoos and aquariums.…

  • Our female Loggerhead Sea Turtle was deemed non-releaseable and so we provide a home to this charismatic endangered species. All seven types of sea turtle are endangered.

    Endangered Species Day 2016

    Birch Aquarium, as the outreach arm of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is committed to protecting and preserving the planet. We have participated in our own conservation initiatives, and highlight many of…

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    Fare-Whale to Another Great Season!

    The sun has set on yet another successful whale watching season. This was the 16th year of partnership between Birch Aquarium and Flagship Cruises and Events. Despite having some challenging weather…

  • Face to face with a young Gray Whale. This calf is just beginning to acquire the encrusting barnacles and whale lice seen on adult Gray Whales.

    Members Baja Trip 2016: An Intimate Encounter

    Each year, Birch Aquarium Members have the opportunities to participate in the trip of a lifetime. This adventure to the breeding and birthing lagoons in Baja California, Mexico allow for intimate…

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