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The Giant Pacific Octopus at the Living Coast

SuperWild, Super Smart Giant Pacific Octopus Our SuperWild exhibit (running now through Labor Day!) features animals with adaptations so amazing they’re like super powers. These adaptations have to do with strength, speed, and camouflage — among others — and our giant Pacific octopus has all of those adaptations and more. In fact, our giant Pacific octopus (Latin name: Enteroctopus dofleini) is in the running
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Crowd of Owls

Owl-O-Ween 2015

Owl-O-Ween at the Living Coast 5-8 PM October 24th, 2015 Nothing’s as spooky as Owl-O-Ween at the Living Coast Discovery Center. And by spooky, we mean fun, hands-on, and sometimes gross, science! Help us celebrate everything October and learn about cool critters found right here on the Sweetwater Marsh. This fun Family Science Night is after hours — when some animals prefer to come
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Happy Hatching Day 2015

Pacific Green Sea Turtles at the Living Coast Turn Six What an Eggs-travaganza Happy Hatching Day will be! Help us celebrate the sixth anniversary of the hatching of our four Eastern Pacific green sea turtles at the Living Coast Discovery Center from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015. These four male turtles were discovered, as eggs, and entrusted to us to
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Did You Know? Ribbon Snake

The ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus) See a video of our ribbon snakes in this CBS-8 segment! The ribbon snake is a garter snake but with a longer tail, thinner body and narrower head. They have an adaptation so good it’s like a super power – and that’s why we’re featuring them in our SuperWild exhibit. The ribbon snake eats worms, slugs, minnows, insects, small mice,
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Eagle Scout Projects at the Living Coast

We love Eagle Scout projects at the Living Coast!   You might remember our article about Troop 801 solving a prickly situation with our Shaw’s Agave cactus. This time, Saul De Los Santos from Troop 1194 helped us build planter/barriers that are as beautiful as they are practical. This was Saul’s Eagle Scout Service Project, which is the culmination of a scout’s leadership training.
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Wild Heron at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Yellow-crowned Night Heron Delights Staff and Guests Alike Located as we are on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, there are hundreds of wild animals to be seen. And birds of a feather, flock together! In this case, it’s shorebirds. One such animal is a wild Night Heron that is in a particularly interesting stage of development. Molting is to birds as Middle School
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