On Friday, we had a nice visit at the Marine Science Center in Daytona Beach. This facility rehabilitates sea turtles and birds that have been injured. There was also a nice educational area where visitors can pet sting rays, view aquariums, and learn about sea birds and turtles. (I also received my first “senior discount” on admission. Yikes! 50 is a senior? At least I saved a dollar! )
We learned about the protection of nesting turtles and were able to view the area where injured turtles are cared for before they are released back into the ocean.
Petting sting rays—They feel very soft and a little slimy.
The bird rehab area….
We also were able to view a talk on predatory birds.