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Ocean Authors Event: Breakpoint

Ocean Authors Event: Breakpoint

Join us for an evening with Scripps Oceanography's Jeremy Jackson and Steve Chapple

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Boost Your Benefits With A Membership

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Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night

Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night

Learn about diverse careers from Scripps Oceanography and aquarium experts

How was your day at Birch Aquarium?

How did guests feel on their visit to Birch Aquarium at Scripps? Come see the beauty and get inspired to understand and protect our planet.

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Dive in to the Day of the Life of our Aquarists

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

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? New Exhibit Opens June 29!

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