Marine Science Center Plans Ocean Birding Trip

By on July 14, 2016 in Community Stories

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New Smyrna Beach, FL-Experience the excitement of ocean birding during a Gulf Stream adventure Sunday, July 24.

The trip, sponsored by the Friends of the Marine Science Center, will meet at 2:30 a.m. at the dock beside the Dolphin View Restaurant and Marina, 107 N. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. It will return at 4 p.m.

Participants, led by birding expert Michael Brothers of the Marine Science Center, will travel to the center of the Gulf Stream, about 60 miles offshore. They will ride the Pastime Princess, a 100-foot aluminum boat with observation areas on the upper deck, bow and stern.

Because the trip is scheduled during the summer, participants can expect to see petrels, shearwaters and other rarely seen pelagic (open ocean) birds.

The cost is $185 per person. To register, contact Brothers at 386-304-5543 or mbrothers@volusia.org.

Send a check, made payable to Friends of the Marine Science Center, to Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. Participants should bring food and beverages, sea sickness medicine and sunscreen.

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