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Recap: Living Seashore is Now Open!

Earlier today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman John Sarbanes helped us open our newest exhibit, Living Seashore

Published May 12, 2015

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Our most interactive exhibit yet, Living Seashore features two touchpools and a variety of hands-on experiences, which give the public many unique opportunities to explore the Mid-Atlantic shoreline.

Not only will guests have the chance to touch Atlantic stingrays, clearnose skates, moon jellies and other animals; they’ll also discover the treasures of this Mid-Atlantic habitat that exist beyond the boardwalk—from shifting dunes and sandy beaches to the crashing waves of the shore.

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After learning about the creatures that inhabit our coastline, guests will have the opportunity to pledge to make a positive impact on our blue planet by becoming a Shore Hero

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