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  • Whale Watching Season 14/15 – The Best Yet!

    By Audrey Evans, whale watching coordinator The 2014-15 whale watching season provided thousands of guests with spectacular whale and dolphin sightings. Mostly calm seas and many clear days made for great…

  • SEA Days – Traveling With Turtles

    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…

  • Coral Reef Ambassadors Travel to Taiwan

    By Fernando Nosratpour, interim co-curator In 2012, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and our sister aquarium, the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) in Taiwan, were awarded a highly competitive…

  • 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,…

  • Whale Watching: An Unusual Season

    By Elizabeth Argyle, Birch Aquarium naturalist Whale watching is a very tricky business because we’re at the mercy of what nature has to offer us. However, occasional high winds, rolling seas,…

  • Whale Watching: The Tale of a Whale’s Trail

    By Elizabeth Argyle, Birch Aquarium naturalist It’s nearing the end of January and San Diego is back in its rhythm after a long holiday break. While locals may have returned to…

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