Marine Life

  • Updated Exhibit: Ocean Acidification – Can Corals Cope?

    Birch Aquarium has teamed up with Scripps Oceanography researcher Dr. Martin Tresguerres to provide an updated look at how ocean acidification impacts corals. As is often the case with ocean research, there was…

  • First Northbound Gray Whale

    Guests aboard the Marietta spotted the first northbound gray whale of the season this past Saturday, February 13th. Since we are so close to the Mexican border, we are very fortunate…

  • SEA Days: Ocean Love & Plankton

    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 and Adventure.” Visitors and members can…

  • Grays, Humpbacks, and Blues (Oh My!)

    By Audrey Evans, Education Specialist While the number of gray whales sighted this season has reached 424, we have also been seeing an increasing number of other baleen whales as well.…

  • Video: Sea Turtle Mystery Solved

    Since its arrival at Birch Aquarium at Scripps in 2014, the sex of our Loggerhead Sea Turtle has been a mystery. Learn how we solved the puzzle with the help of…

  • Whale Watching: Leaping to New Heights

    Whale Watching Updates: We are nearing the 300-mark for Gray Whales sighted this season. Highlights this past week have included a pod of over 100 Common Dolphins and a Gray Whale…

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