Florida Marine Life

There is no mistaking the abundance of biodiversity in Florida’s oceans and coastal estuaries. Florida's oceans include every type of sea life you can imagine from majestic sea mammals like dolphin to fish like the American Shad, Barracuda, Snapper, Spotted Sea Trout, and Swordfish. Florida's coastal areas are a haven for sea birds, sea turtles and marine life. 

 

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The Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire education and advocacy for Florida's coastal ecosystems. 

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island offering 57-acres that includes the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Children's Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, and the Frances Langford Visitors Center. 

Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the world's first oceanarium, offers a 1.3 million gallon series of dolphin habitats. Choose from a variety of interactive programs, which range from those for land-loving guests to enjoy dolphins up-close, to those that offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dolphins' aquatic world as you swim with our gentle residents. 

The mission of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Florida through education and service. The center offers programs that address environmental issues, dune renourishment efforts, beach clean-ups, ethical fishing, water quality, and teaches respect for the marine ecosystems and delicate habitats of Florida. Learn through hands-on, feet-wet experiences, designed for students and schools in the area and visitors to the area.