CRESTVIEW — The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Sea Mobile visit to the Crestview Public library has been rescheduled.
The mobile will be on site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview.
This family-friendly event is open to all ages and does not require registration. Part of the display is hands on to visitors.
The mobile is a self-sustained aquarium complete with a state-of-the-art filtration system. It houses a wide variety of live marine life.
The 750 gallons of salt water in the mobile is contained in several aquariums, including 5 touch tanks with safe-to-handle species such as: starfish, sea urchins, conchs, crabs, sponges and a variety of other interesting and colorful sea life from the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, seven acrylic aquariums are filled with animals to view including: stingrays, seahorses, sea anemones, octopus, stone crabs, file fish, gorgonians, shrimp, and a variety of fish and invertebrates from the Gulf of Mexico.
Two microscopes with video camera adapters, hooked to two LCD 46-inch flat-screen televisions, allow visitors to see the intricate details of a sponge or tiny creatures such as amphipods swimming across the screen. Two BluRay players hooked to televisions play informational videos.
Visit www.gulfspecimen.org for a sneak preview. Call Heather Nitzel, 682-4432, for event details.