• While each Leopard Shark is in tonic immobility, we'll measure their weight and length and examined their eyes, gills, fins, and skin to make sure everything is looking good.

    Caring for our Leopard Sharks

    Just like you need to go to the doctor for your yearly checkup … so do our Leopard Sharks! From head to tail and everything in between, our husbandry team works…

  • Dutiful Ocean Dads

    We wanted to give a huge shoutout to some of the most doting dads in the ocean world that we also have here at Birch Aquarium! …

  • Searching for Seahorses

    Seahorses are fairly elusive creatures — their small size and stealth combined with expert camouflage, makes population counts challenging even for the most experienced seahorse spotter! So determining the conservation status…

  • World Sea Turtle Day

    Wonder what it takes to care for a charismatic creature like our rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle? Let’s dive in and see how our incredible husbandry team works hard to give our…

  • Marvelous Mandarinfish

    Mandarinfish are pretty splendid, so much so it’s in their scientific name Synchiropus splendidus. This fish stands out in the lagoons and coral reefs of the Western Pacific thanks to its…

  • Endangered Species Day at Birch Aquarium

    On this Endangered Species Day, we’re highlighting some of the vulnerable and endangered animals here at Birch Aquarium and what we can do to protect them.…