The Living Coast Discovery Center is on the Chula Vista bayfront. It showcases the wildlife of San Diego’s coastline. The center is adjacent to a wildlife preserve with trails throughout the habitat. The center began as a nature intrepertive center in 1987 by the Bayfront Conservency. Later it was funded by the city of Chula Vista and it became independant in 2012.
Some of the aquatic and terrestrial exhibits include Eastern Pacific green sea turtles. There are four turtles in an open-air aquarium.
A larger aquarium is home to Manta Rays and local Leopard Sharks
An indoor tank showcases a pacific Octopus.
This colorful chameleon was of special interest.
The center is a birdwatchers delight with egrets, sandpipers, lightfooted clapper rails, least terns, owls, hawks etc.