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Birch Aquarium

  • Birch Aquarium Shines a Light on Sustainability

    By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium science educator and naturalist Birch Aquarium at Scripps is taking gradual steps toward sustainable business practices. Our most recent success involved upgrading 150 exhibit lights to…

  • How Gray Whale Calves Learn to Feed

    A whimsical welcome letter to gray whale calves from the imagined “Bering & Chukchi Seas Dining Services.” May 2013 Dear Gray Whale Calf, Congratulations on completing your first northbound migration! Welcome…

  • Birch Aquarium’s Volunteer of the Month: April 2013

    Join us in celebrating our April Volunteer of the Month: Don Ward! Many visitors and staff know Don as a somewhat permanent fixture at the aquarium. That’s no surprise considering he’s been…

  • Birch Aquarium Greets the World for Whale Watching

    By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium naturalist A blanket of coastal fog is clearing as whale watching boat Marietta edges out of San Diego Bay. Higher-than-expected waves catch many passengers off guard,…

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