Marine Science Center

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Marine science center 517Walk along a wooden bridge surrounded by dunes to the Marine Science Center at Ponce Inlet. Atlantic, Cownose Stingrays and a Smooth Dogfish Shark found in the Touch Pool. Numerous aquariums house many species of marine life. Marine science center 521A Humpbacked Whale Skull and an artificial reef exhibited in separate aquariums. With enough nutrients, an artificial reef will develop into a living reef.

marine-science-center-524-1A Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital on-site. Green Sea, Kemp’s Ridley Sea, Loggerhead and Hawksbill Sea Turtles all treated at the Turtle Retreat. Turtles can weigh from 100 pounds to 460 pounds and grow from two to four feet.

0606151259-00Walk along the nature trail to the bird observation tower. Epiphytes an air plant that grows along the trail gets all the water directly from the air, sun and rain. Relax on the trail on one of the benches and enjoy nature.

A Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary named after Mary Keller who rehabbed birds for over 30 years. Small and large wading birds, raptors and different types of owls now at the sanctuary. Prices and hours of operation on the website.