Atlantic Shores Exhibit

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Atlantic Shores Exhibit

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Exhibit includes:

  • Tropical Fish
  • Game Fish
  • Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Living Mangrove Ecosystem

Atlantic Shores Interactive Feed

*20 minute duration
10:30am | 1:30pm | 4:30pm

Tour Guides will cover the importance of the mangrove eco system, allow guest the opportunity to feed some of our large game and tropical fish while discussing the variety of fish in the exhibit.

About The Exhibit

The Atlantic Shores exhibit was originally a parking lot adjacent to the aquarium that was converted into a fifty thousand gallon saltwater exhibit to display a wide variety of tropical fish, game fish, sharks, and sea turtles. Most importantly, it is a living red mangrove ecosystem and allows us to educate the public on the importance of mangrove trees to the Florida Keys.

A Living Mangrove Ecosystem

Mangroves are a vital building block of the Florida Keys, crucial for our native birds, and our first line of defense against land erosion. With our beautiful red mangroves as a backdrop our guests can view popular sport fish such as tarpon, cobia, permit, and jacks; well known edible fish including grouper, snapper, and hogfish; and colorful tropical fish from the reef like angelfish, wrasses, and parrotfish. You may also see our bonnethead sharks cruising along, the smallest member of the hammerhead family, and a green sea turtle in the shallows. Complimenting our marine display we have a several terrestrial animals, native and invasive to the Florida Keys, available for your viewing to further our guests’ understanding of our fragile environment

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