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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

#DidYouKnow sea stars are invertebrates and a near relative of sea urchins? #SeaStar #starfish #InvertebrateFact

Know anyone who loves the ocean as much as we do? Get the perfect present this Valentine's Day at our Gift Shop! Purchases help fund ocean education programs and new exhibits at @birch_aquarium. #BetterThanChocolate #ValentinesDay #HappyValentinesDay #Ocean #Ocean #OceanLove #OceanLover

Shoutout to @brianpatrick66 for this beautiful photo from our A Crab's Eye View exhibit!

We're cuddling up with our cuttlefish, because it's national #CuddleUpDay! #cuttlefish

#FishFactFriday: Despite how they look, the weedy appendages on this Common Seadragon are not used for navigation. Instead, they use tiny fins to move themselves about. #seadragon #weedy

Leopard Shark Fact: female Leopard Sharks come to La Jolla for the calm, warm waters where they can incubate their pups. #Sharks #LeopardShark #LaJolla

It was a beautiful and dramatic day on our whale watching boat full of mother and calf and adult migrating gray whales, a few exciting breaches, and and an amazing fog bank. @flagshipsd

We are posting live from the whale watching boat this afternoon! On our way out of San Diego Bay we waved hello to @scripps_ocean research vessel Sally Ride.

Aren't cuttlefish the coolest? These cousins of the octopus can walk along the seafloor with their arms! #MolluscLife #cuttlefish #cephalopods

It was a magical morning with double rainbow views from Tide Pool Plaza! 😍🌈🌧Thanks Educator Chris for the great photo.

@Birch_Aquarium is open early from 8-9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month just for members! Explore, touch and discover at a quieter time before the aquarium opens to the public. Just another perk of #membership! #Turtle #TurtleLove

Due to the extreme weather conditions in La Jolla today, we are closing at 4 p.m. Stay safe everyone!