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The months without you, our guests, have left a financial void that only together we can fill. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the income from our daily guests to cover our operational expenses and community support for our conservation and education programs. We hope that you will consider making a gift to our Excellence Fund today. 

Only with your support can we continue to care for our animals and deliver meaningful programs that advance our mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet.

On behalf of all of us at Birch Aquarium, thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness, and we hope to see you soon!

Warm regards,

Harry Helling
Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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When you buy a Bondi Blue or Deep Sea mask, Hemp Black will donate a portion of the proceeds to Birch Aquarium to help us on our mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. 

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