Sunday, November 18, 2012

Marine Science Center

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! )
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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.
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Petting sting rays—They feel very soft and a little slimy.
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The bird rehab area….
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We also were able to view a talk on predatory birds.
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