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Snorkel The Seas With Birch Aquarium At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Photo of fish swimming through kelp. Photo courtesy of Birch Aquarium at at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Above: Photo of fish swimming through kelp. Photo courtesy of Birch Aquarium at at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Snorkel the seas with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego:

September is an excellent time to snorkel ­- warm water and clear days await the adventurous. Explore the world beyond the beach with snorkeling adventures offered in September through Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Participants will join aquarium naturalists on an unforgettable face-to-face excursion with abundant marine life that lives just off the La Jolla coast. Learn about sea creatures and the ecology of their underwater homes while picking up snorkeling tips.

Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear.

RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu

SNORKEL WITH SHARKS
Date: September, 11, 2010 from 8-10 a.m.
Swim with schooling leopard sharks, smoothhound sharks and guitarfish while enjoying the mild surf and gently sloping beach of La Jolla Shores. See rays, flatfish, sand dwelling invertebrates and coastal sea life.
Cost: $30 per person
Ages: 10+ (ages 10-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult) RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu

SNORKEL LA JOLLA COVE
Date: September 18, 2010 from 8-10 a.m.
Enjoy the calm, picturesque waters of La Jolla Cove, part of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve. Discover the exotic playground of such beautiful creatures as garibaldi, lobsters and octopuses. Learn what it's like to live in a state-protected ecosystem.
Cost: $30
Ages: 10+ (ages 10-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult) RSVP required: 858-534-7336 or online at aquarium.ucsd.edu

About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including 45,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way. Google Map
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
Phone: 858-534-FISH
Website: http://aquarium.ucsd.edu
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission:
$12 Adult, 18+
$9 Senior, 60+
$8.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Scripps Oceanographic Society Members

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