Aquarium Staff

  • Dive in to the Day of the Life of our Aquarists

    Meet Fernando Nosratpour and Leslee Matsushige. Two of our aquarists who have been here for 25+ years, helped build the famous Kelp Tank, and are working everyday behind-the-scenes in taking care…

  • Future Zookeepers Visit Birch Aquarium

    On May 22nd, students from the Zoo Keeper College of Roskilde Technical College, Denmark visited Birch Aquarium during their tour of Southern California zoos and aquariums.…

  • All in the Aquarium Family

    By Caitlin Scully Birch Aquarium has a way of making employees feel like family. The common thread of being passionate about ocean science often builds lasting relationships between staff members and…

  • Your Sea Turtle Questions Answered!

    To celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23, 2015, Aquarist Ryan Schaeffer took some time out of his busy schedule to answer questions from followers of @birch_aquarium on Instagram. Thank you…

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