Birch Aquarium Director Harry Helling and Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen will wish Walter “happy birthday” and welcome everyone to enjoy complimentary birthday cupcakes.
Walter Munk, scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been called the world’s greatest living oceanographer. Walter’s career in science tracks with the history of America itself over the past eight decades, and his work has benefited society as a whole by transforming our basic understanding of the seas. His early work forecasting wave patterns gave Allied forces a tactical advantage during World War II. His expertise in ocean physics and acoustics gave the U.S. military the edge in submarine warfare through the Cold War. As an administrator, he has guided the transformation of the San Diego region, most prominently through his role in bringing UC San Diego into existence more than 50 years ago.
Included with aquarium admission