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CR 12: Dauphin Island Estuarium

Big smiles and plenty of excitement.  That's the first thing you'll notice when you walk in the Dauphin Island Estuarium.   It's like walking into a whole new world, under water.   "Everything we have here is collected out in the gulf by our research vessels and aquarists," said aquarist Melissa Torres.

There's a huge collection of animals and marine life.  It's an educational walk through an estuary, which is where fresh water and salt water meet.   You can't find all sorts of things that live in the freshwater (inland deltas), brackish water (where fresh and salt water meet like beach areas), and salt water (out in the Gulf).

Some of the top attractions: the lion fish, horseshoe crab, and octopus.   The octopus have no bones in their body so they can squeeze into anything their eyeball can fit into."

At the Dauphin Island Estuarium there are plenty of lessons learned and amazing things to see, as you learn more about the marine life that we share the water with.

It will soon have an new addition, a touch pool with sharks and stingrays will be open soon.

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