• New sculptures on Preuss Tide Pool Plaza

    If you visited Birch Aquarium last October or November, you may have caught a glimpse of sculptor Brian Gibson — Birch Aquarium's first artist-in-residence — in action. You might have noticed…

  • It’s Grunion Season!

    It's Grunion Season! Native only to Southern California and Northern Baja, you might have heard of these famous fish for their unusual behavior — coming out of the water and up…

  • Meet the Honeycomb Eel

    Meet the Honeycomb Eel (Laced Moray Eel) - This charismatic fish is the Honeycomb Moray Eel, a tropical species from the Indo-Pacific. These nocturnal predators spend their days hiding in caves…

  • Meet Charles Hopper – Birch Aquarium’s New COO!

    Meet our new Chief Operating Officer, Charles Hopper. Charles comes to Birch Aquarium from the Seattle Aquarium, where he served for 15-years, most recently in the role of senior manager of…

  • Why are Garibaldi called Garibaldi?

    Why are Garibaldi called Garibaldi? These bright orange fish are named for Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose followers often wore a scarlet or red shirt. When biologists discovered a brilliant red-orange fish…