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conservation

  • 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,…

  • ‘Shark Summer’ with Dr. Andy Nosal

    Summer is just around the corner, and we have big plans for it! We’re thrilled to announce a new initiative at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and introduce a new member to our…

  • Is ‘Nemo’ Endangered?

    By Kate Jirik, naturalist & science educator This September, Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and the rest of the animated cast of Finding Nemo are splashing back into theatres in 3-D. Finding Nemo…

  • Seadragons, Part 8: Google+ Hangout

    Last week we hosted our first Google+ Hangout – a live video chat on Google’s new social networking platform – featuring aquarium co-creator Leslee Matsushige. Leslee recently returned from a special research…

  • Bushy Feather Star

    Seadragons, Part 7: The Great Barrier Reef

    My research trip to Australia has concluded and I’m back home at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, but I wanted to share some incredible photos from the Great Barrier Reef. …

  • Seadragons, Part 6: Leafy Seadragons

    By Leslee Matsushige, aquarium co-creator Our first excursion after arriving in Adelaide was to Victor Harbor – about 80 km (~50 miles) south on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula – to dive at Rapid…

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