Fish

  • Update: Wolf-eel Eggs

    Our wolf-eel eggs continue to thrive. Each week, our aquarists take photos of the developing eggs to track their development. Week 5: Note the long tail running just below and to…

  • A Rare Trip To Palmyra Atoll

    By Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps This blog first appeared in the Nov. 23, 2010 online version of The Guardian (UK). The plane seemed to take forever to…

  • Video: New Seahorse Exhibit

    Steve Perez, a freelancer with Examiner.com, recently posted this glimpse into our new exhibit, There’s Something About Seahorses. In the video, executive director Nigella Hillgarth also talks about the reasons she…

  • Seahorses in Myth, Legend & Art

    Written by Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Birch Aquarium at Scripps executive director I remember being spellbound when I saw my first seahorse as a child. It seemed as exotic and remote as…

  • Birch Aquarium on “Jeopardy!”

    During round 2 of “Jeopardy!” last night, Birch Aquarium was featured in the following $600 video clue under the category, “Have Pun, Will Travel”: When the moon hits your eye like…

  • Behind-the-Scenes with Seahorses

    In November, Birch Aquarium at Scripps opened its newest exhibit, There‚Äôs Something About Seahorses. Inside, visitors encounter more than a dozen species of live seahorses and their relatives in various habitats,…

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