Contact the Department

  • John E. McCosker
  • Aquatic Biology
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118
  • 415-379-5285 (direct)

Live Animals, Specimens & Identifications

Inquiries regarding live animals on exhibit should be directed to the Aquarium.

Positive identifications can best be made if a specimen is brought to the Naturalist Center.

We only accept donations of specimens if you are able to provide locality data (this includes latitude and longitude, best provided by a GPS unit). Otherwise please contact the Academy's Naturalist Center - they accept some donations of specimens for educational purposes.