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Alexandria Feltes

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sea-lebrating our Seadragons

    Two years ago, Birch Aquarium at Scripps welcomed two new wonderful weedies to the world — this was the first time ever Weedy Seadragons were bred and successfully hatched at the…

  • Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker

    Scaleless, Spiny, Suckers

    Have you seen the adorably awkward Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker? They're found along the Pacific coast, from Washington to Alaska, to some parts of Japan. This unique fish is known for its…

  • Melibe

    Meet the Melibe

    Melibe are a pretty unique type of nudibranch — aka sea slug — that are found in the kelp forests of Alaska all the way down to the Gulf of California.…