Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps information
Marine scientists were working at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) as early as 1910 and, helped by donations from the ever-generous Scripps family, the institute has grown to be one of the world’s largest marine research institutions. It is now a part of UCSD. Off N Torrey Pines Rd, the aquarium has brilliant displays. The Hall of Fishes has more than 30 fish tanks, simulating marine environments from the Pacific Northwest to tropical seas.