Fish

  • Ocean Love Spotlight – California Sheephead

    February SEA Days: Ocean Love 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…

  • Schooling 101

    As kids of all ages head back to classrooms across San Diego, and shorter days remind us that fall is around the corner,  Birch Aquarium looks closer at schooling fish in honor…

  • Packing in with the Sardines

    Your first memory of sardines may be from playing the game as a kid. This version of hide-and-seek makes players hide in a small space together, packed like sardines in a can.…

  • Is ‘Nemo’ Endangered?

    By Kate Jirik, naturalist & science educator This September, Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and the rest of the animated cast of Finding Nemo are splashing back into theatres in 3-D. Finding Nemo…

  • Seadragons, Part 7: The Great Barrier Reef

    By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-curator My research trip to Australia has concluded and I’m back home at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, but I wanted to share some incredible photos from the…

  • Seadragons, Part 6: Leafy Seadragons

    By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-creator Our first excursion after arriving in Adelaide was to Victor Harbor – about 80 km (~50 miles) south on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula – to dive at Rapid…

Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego