Mid-Atlantic Coastal Zone Touch Tank
The Intertidal Zone is an area of the shore that is alternately submerged and exposed by tides, basically where the land and sea meet. This presents a unique set of challenges for the organisms that live there. Extreme fluctuations in moisture level, heat, salinity, and sunlight make it a habitat suitable for only a few species. In this interactive exhibit, we encourage our visitors to touch a variety of local intertidal organisms. Here you can expect to find Horseshoe Crabs, Sea Urchins, and Whelks, to name a few.