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Explore the Serengeti of the Sea at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Explore the Serengeti of the Sea at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

November 29, 2022

One of the West Coast’s premier destinations for leisure, recreation, and adventure, Santa Cruz is also a leader in maritime research and conservation. During your stay with us, consider taking a 10-minute drive over to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a 20,000-square-foot seaside facility that, under the auspices of scientists from the University of California at Santa Cruz, not only conducts cutting-edge marine research, but also invites the public in every day to witness firsthand the dazzling variety of underwater life that’s earned Monterey Bay its reputation as the “Serengeti of the Sea.” On your journey, you’re likely to meet jellyfish, rockfish, octopus, seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins, eels, and many other weird and wonderful creatures. Get your hands wet in the Center’s famous touch tanks, marvel at demonstrations of the latest undersea research methods, and snap a selfie with Ms. Blue, just about the largest full blue whale skeleton exhibited anywhere in the world.