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Uncover Undersea Wonders at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Uncover Undersea Wonders at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

November 04, 2021

With its beautiful beaches, redwood forests, and majestic mountains, there’s no shortage of natural splendor in and around Santa Cruz. If you’re curious to learn more about the complex underwater ecosystem that helps make our region a nature-lover’s dream, head over to Seymour Marine Discovery Center near Natural Bridges State Park. Run by experts from U.C. Santa Cruz, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center has been delighting and enlightening visitors from across the globe for over two decades. During your visit, you’ll encounter sharks, eels, jellyfish, octopus, and many other fascinating animals that populate the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, not to mention the always imposing Ms Blue, a blue whale skeleton that ranks among the largest exhibited anywhere in the world. Kids will love the hands-on experience of the Center’s touch tanks as they learn and explore at the state-of-the-art facility, and the whole family will come away with a new appreciation for maritime conservation efforts and undersea research.

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