Summer adventure days, kayak, boat tours and boat charters all offered at the Marine Discovery Center located at 52 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach. The private non-profit offers many educational opportunities.
At the observation tanks, the staff member described the life of the Red Hermit Crab, Horseshoe Crab, Florida Spiny Lobster and Crown Conch.
A Bamboo Shark found in the Pacific Ocean and a Nurse Shark bottom dweller found in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. In the Sportsmen tank are Red Drum, Black Sea Bass, Mangrove (or Gray) Snapper.
A Diamondback Terrapin Turtle on the endangered species list and is found on the briny coastal swamps of the eastern and southern waters of the United States.
A Lionfish an invasive species that is destroying our coral reefs and two Seahorses in another tank. These are some of the species of marine life found at the discovery center. Entrance to the center is free but donations accepted. Check the website for hours of operation.