Thursday, November 29, 2007
New Adopt-A-Fish Program Swims Ashore at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Sponsorship will help support aquarium and enhance animal collection
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Black-tipped reef shark
Struggling to find that perfect gift for a relative or friend who loves the ocean? Look no further than the new Adopt-A-Fish program at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Annual adoptions feature diverse species such as moon jellies, leopard sharks and sea horses, and range from $100 - $1,000.
Adoptions are an excellent way for fish foster parents to learn more about a favorite marine species by becoming connected with their care and habitat. The tax-deductible sponsorship also helps support and enhance the aquarium's animal family, as well as its award-winning breeding programs that reduce the need for other aquariums to collect in the wild.
Fish foster parents receive a personalized adoption certificate, digital photo and fact sheet of their animal species, free passes to Birch Aquarium at Scripps and a special invitation for an annual Adopt-A-Fish celebration. Additional features accompany adoption packages at higher sponsorship levels. Individuals, families, school classes, community groups and organizations are welcome to adopt.
For more information, contact Hei-ock Kim at 858-534-5301 or email@example.com or visit http://aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Species available for annual adoption:
California Spiny Lobster
California Moray Eel
Black-tipped Reef Shark
Giant Sea Bass
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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