Unlike a traditional aquarium, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center takes you behind the scenes to learn more about scientific research in our oceans. Learn more about elephant seal behavior, understand the role of sea otters in their ecosystem, observe the differences in plant and animal life in different tidepools, or learn more about the hearing of sea lions and harbor seals.
Featured Exhibit: Coastal Geology by Dr. Gary Griggs
Studying coastal processes involves looking at the same parts of the coast over time and across many seasons to see how it changes. Gary Griggs studies coastal cliffs and beaches to visualize, measure, and document erosion. This exhibit shows what’s happening along our coast by comparing views of older photos to new ones.
Peer through a stereoscope viewer for a 3D view of our coastline. See how our coastline has changed over the past 100 years. Compare then-and-now photographs of crumbling cliffs at Natural Bridges and Wilder Ranch.