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Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and family friendly festivities will be going on in Navarre and the surrounding area throughout the weekend as well as the day of Halloween. Listed below are some of the events taking place. Oct. 27   Halloween Haunt Join in the howling happenings for a frightfully fun time at the annual Halloween Haunt […]

Exotic pets get second chance with amnesty program

Exotic pets get second chance with amnesty program

They may seem cute, exciting and manageable when they are young, but exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can mean a big commitment. They can grow to unexpected sizes, live for long periods and require more room and specialized care over time. For that reason some of these species have been released into the […]

Science station takes kids on an OdysSea

Science station takes kids on an OdysSea

In addition to the sea life that resides at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, visitors were welcomed by rabbits, a python, an owl and even a baby kangaroo Saturday at the third annual Autism OdysSea. Student volunteers who attend the science station teamed up with representatives from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, the Gulf Breeze Zoo, […]

Loggerhead turtle returns to Gulf

Loggerhead turtle returns to Gulf

A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the Gulf of Mexico July 9 after several months of rehabilitation at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach. The turtle, named Captain Hook by volunteers, weighed only two pounds and suffered with mobility problems when discovered on Okaloosa Island. Read more in the July 17 issue […]

Gators up close

Gators up close

A family from Arkansas experienced gators up close July 4 at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach. “The Discover Reptiles Animal Encounter is designed to be a nice, intimate experience for a small group,” said Allen McDowell, Curator of Fish and Invertebrates at Gulfarium. “Members of a smaller group seem much more […]