• 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…

  • All About the California King Crab

    Learn all about the California King Crab - See that blue band on our King Crab’s leg? Colored bands are used to identify different animals with the exhibit. They help our…