July 8, 2009
Larry, a 3-foot-long tawny nurse shark, is in its new home today after a six-month campaign by Burbank resident Stephanie Field to move it from a local pet store. His new digs are at the Birch Aquarium, a public aquarium and museum, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, which is part of UC San Diego. Assistant Curator Fernando Nosratpour picked up Larry on Tuesday at Millenium Pets store in Burbank. “It went smoothly,” Nosratpour said, after Larry was transported from his aquarium to a tank of clean sea water in his truck.
August 29, 2009
Larry the shark has survived the move. The nurse shark went from a Burbank pet store to the Birch Aquarium, a public aquarium and museum, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, which is part of UC San Diego. The nurse shark was moved from Millenium Pets to the aquarium on July 7 after a six-month campaign conducted by Burbank animal rights activist Stephanie Field who made many calls to find a new home for him. Following a monthlong quarantine, Larry settled in quite well, said Nigella Hillgarth, executive director of the aquarium.
August 16, 2000
Joyce Rudolph BURBANK -- There are still openings for a day trip for senior adults 55 and older to the Stephen Birch Aquarium in La Jolla on Tuesday, Sept. 19. This trip is sponsored by the Burbank Park and Recreation Department Senior Services program. The trip will be from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $43. Lunch will be at T.G.I. Fridays. Buses leave from the Joslyn Adult Center parking lot, 1301 W. Olive Ave. To register, call 238-5353 from 9 to 11 a.m. or from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.