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Birch Aquarium
Public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
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Birch Aquarium 6h
Get ready to turn up the volume as the sun goes down! Pine Mountain Logs & Venice will play classic hits and original California rock at Wednesday's Green Flash Concert. Do you have your tickets yet?
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Birch Aquarium 14h
Did you know Giant Kelp can grow over 3 feet in ONE day?! The conditions need to be just right with lots of nutrients and plenty of sunshine 🌞🌱🐟
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Birch Aquarium Jul 13
Gear up to dive down into the underwater world of sharks! Join us for an only-in-San Diego experience: snorkeling with local Leopard Sharks. Our first snorkels of the season are July 20 and 21 and preregistration is required. 🦈
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Birch Aquarium Jul 12
'Tis the season for Leopard Sharks! These pregnant shark mamas gather in the warm waters off La Jolla shores to incubate their pups. Join aquarium naturalists and explore their world on a shark snorkel! Get your tickets:
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Birch Aquarium Jul 11
Can't wait for your visit to ! You'll have so much fun! Don't miss our staff favorites: the small but mighty "pingpong balls with fins" Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers 😍🐟 and our DRAGONS - seadragons that is! 🐲 πŸŒˆπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ
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Birch Aquarium Jul 11
So, you want to be an oceanographer? We've got the camp just for you! There are still a few spaces left in next week's Oceanographer camp. Here campers are exploring the Hydraulics Lab where they met physical oceanographers and got to see research in action!
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Birch Aquarium Jul 11
Don't miss out on next week's Full Moon Pier Walks. Explore Scripps Pier (normally closed to the public) by the light of the full moon and get hands-on with activities and experiments.
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Birch Aquarium Jul 9
Turn up the volume as the sun goes down! The next Green Flash Concert is on July 17 with Pine Mountain Logs & Venice. Enjoy classic rock hits, bites, brews, and fantastic ocean views from one of the most unique outdoor venues in town! Pre-purchase recommended for this 21+ event!
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Scripps Oceanography Jul 8
Don't miss out on 's Perspectives Lecture tonight (July 8) at 7 p.m. featuring Scripps microbiologist Paul Jensen. He'll be discussing how the ocean is an untapped source for natural product drug discovery. Event info ‡️
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Birch Aquarium Jul 7
Hope to see you tomorrow for our next Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture! It's going to be a great one. RSVP at the link:
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Birch Aquarium Jul 6
Vote for us for Best Outdoor Space and Best Wedding Venue in the Best of Awards! Vote here:
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Scripps Oceanography Jul 5
How can you avoid being stung by a stingray? Do the stingray shuffle! "Every time we shuffle our feet, that’s a cue for them to get out of the way." educator Danny Beckwith lends some practical advice for beachgoers. via
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Birch Aquarium Jul 5
Where's the real eye? False eye spots, like the big black spot near this Copperband Butterfly Fish's tail, help confuse predators.
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Birch Aquarium Jul 4
Happy Independence Day! And yes, we are open today from 9-5. We'd love to see your fishy faces! 🐟 🐠
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Birch Aquarium Jul 3
Hope to see everyone there!
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Birch Aquarium Jul 3
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Birch Aquarium Jul 2
Fun fact: there are over 2,000 species of sea stars! πŸ’™ ⭐
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Birch Aquarium Jul 2
Come for the fish, stay for the science! The Scripps Oceanography scientists who test research equipment in our specially designed coral reef exhibit inspire guests young and old to understand and protect our ocean world.
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Birch Aquarium Jul 1
Is there anything cuter than a baby Garibaldi? These little ones have bright blue spots that say "don't chase me I'm your baby" to the territorial adult Garibaldi. The blue spots will fade as the babies mature. This baby was hatched out here at Birch Aquarium 🧑 🧑 🧑
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Birch Aquarium Jun 30
Clownfish use their bright orange coloration to warn predators to stay away. Their anemone homes sting!
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