Discover Our Coast
The Georgia Explorer gallery is a highly interactive gallery with touch pools full of horseshoe crabs, sea stars, stingrays and shrimp. Several large habitats feature a loggerhead sea turtle and the fish of Gray’s Reef – an underwater area off the Georgia coast designated a National Marine Sanctuary. Whales live right off the Georgia coast! This gallery will connect you with right whales, which are one of the most endangered mammals on the planet.
Alien Invaders Have Arrived!
Georgia Aquarium's newest exhibit is now open! Venomous lionfish from the Pacific Ocean have invaded the Georgia coast. Like kudzu, these fish don’t belong here, and they are changing our ocean ecosystem.
We are working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have brought some of these alien fish to Georgia Aquarium for a new exhibit. Read more about these curious creatures.
The Aquarium has also unveiled a new touch pool along with the new lionfish exhibit!
Rehabilitating Loggerhead Sea Turtles Through Georgia Aquarium's 4R Program, we are able to rehabilitate and release loggerhead sea turtles back into their natural habitats. Click here to learn more about these turtles' stories and see videos and photos of their release!
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Animals from Georgia Explorer - Discover Our Coast