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Shark and Ray Touch Pool
This habitat offers the guests an opportunity to touch an animal they may have only seen in books or on television. The sandy bottom represents a coastal region where several species of sharks and rays can be found 
This exhibit, funded through NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, highlights this invasive species fish and some of the many consequences of its introduction to Georgia waters.
Red Lionfish

Gray's Reef
These two windows offer a diver's eye view of Gray's Reef, a National Marine Sanctuary about 17 miles off the coast of Georgia. It's one of the largest live-bottom reefs in the Southeastern United States!
Georgia Shores Touch Pool
This habitat offers guests the chance to gently touch some amazing invertebrates! These small animals live on sand, rock or gravel from the low tide line to deep water.

Georgia Streams
The only freshwater exhibit in the Georgia Explorer gallery showcases the little fish native to North Georgia rivers. Despite their similarities, there are many individual species at home in this habitat!

Boat Touch Pool
A wonderful opportunity to learn more about (and even touch) some of the different kinds of small rays commonly found in Georgia waters.
Atlantic Stingray
Fossilized Gray Whale Jawbone Exhibit
In the fall of 2006, scientists from the University of Georgia and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary were diving at JY Reef off the coast of Georgia. There they discovered a large bone embedded in the ocean floor. After excavation, the bone was identified by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as the jawbone of the extinct Atlantic gray whale. Be sure to stop by the exhibit in Suntrust Georgia Explorer to learn more!