November 21, 2018

BEST BET: Aquarium devotes the month to leopard sharks

LA JOLLA —- If you want to know how popular sharks are at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, then look at how the museum has expanded its shark programming.

For years, Shark Week has been one of the most popular summer programs at the hilltop aquarium near UC San Diego. This year, Shark Week expands to Shark Month, and all of this year’s programs will be focused on just one shark species —- leopard sharks, a native species that can be found locally off the coast of La Jolla Shores. Scripps spokeswoman Jessica Crawford said this isn’t the first time the