Birch Aquarium at Scripps is hosting a photography competition to highlight the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park in celebration of Underwater Parks Day on Jan. 15, 2011. Underwater parks, or marine protected areas, help to preserve important underwater habitats, yet for many these treasures are hidden from view. The aim of the competition is to show the underwater beauty of these parks. The competition is open to all, and entries must be underwater photographs of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, including the marine life refuge and the ecological reserve.
Deadline for submissions is January 3, 2011.