Outdoor Resorts, Melbourne Beach, Florida

Part M - Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge,
Barrier Island Sanctuary Management and Education Center

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The Barrier Island Sanctuary Management and Education Center is new. It is 10 miles south of Outdoor Resorts and in the middle of Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor Resorts is the northern boundry for the Wildlife Refuge which extends about 20 miles south.

One of the many displays which identifies the wildlife in the refuge.

Life size pictures of sea turtles along with detailed information.
The Loggerhead turtle (300 pounds) is behind us and the Green turtle (440 pounds) to my left.


Adult Loggerhead skull on top.
Green turtle head on botton.


Leatherback turtle. Adults can grow to 1300 pounds.

Looking at the Leatherback information.

The turtle nesting steps.

The egg chamber was opened up to take this picture.

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