Tybee’s Marine Science Center

Looking for something to do on Tybee? On the south end of the island, right behind the pier is Tybee’s Marine Science Center. It is perfect for children or anyone wanting to learn about the local aquatics, turtles, or anything to do with the sea for that matter 🙂

So what’s there? They have turtles, fish, jellyfish, coral, a stingray, horseshoe crab, even a baby alligator!

What might you learn? Here are some fun facts!

–          Gray’s Reef is the only protected reef off of the Georgia coast which can be found about 41 miles southeast of Tybee.

–          The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean on earth. The average depth of the Pacific (which means peaceful) is 15,000 feet and covers 35% of the earth’s surface.

–          A benthic community is a group of living organisms that interact and live with each other on the bottom of a body of water. A lot of these benthic creatures have had to adapt to the extreme pressures of the sea depths.

–          Aquatic invaders are organisms that aren’t originally from a specific ecosystem. Sometimes, these “invasions” can disrupt and cause harm to the ecosystem that they were introduced to. These organisms show up in new places when they are releases from home aquariums and gardens, when people release live bait, or when they catch a ride on nearby boats.

Not only is the Marine Science Center educational, you are also able to view some cool animals and even touch live creatures! Don’t forget to check out the gift shop on the way out 🙂

Just give our office a call if you would like to stay on the south end near the Marine Science Center! We have a lot of wonderful homes within walking distance 🙂

 

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