- Tropical Fish
- Game Fish
- Sea Turtles
- Living Mangrove Ecosystem
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, 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. 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
Can’t get enough Key West marine life? Check out what other sea creatures you may come across in the waters of Key West.