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511 N Main Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel/Fax: 828-692-8386


Welcome to Team ECCO

      The Ocean Center is home to the only marine studies classroom and public aquarium  in WNC.  Our curriculum has  provided materials, lessons, special events and animal encounters for over 4,000 learners and education leaders.   The Aquarium Aqua Guides & Interns care for more than 75 species of fish and reptiles in 20 displays - and growing!   You can expect to see animals such as red footed tortoises, blue spot sting rays, eels, lions, lizards, and lots of beautiful fish!
The Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium is a 501 c 3 and is maintained and run through the great hearts of our student volunteers and volunteer staff as a service to this community for education and enjoyment.

  Aquarium news...

 * Donate $1.00  and receive a turtle to color in support of Multiple Sclerosis.
* The two shark pups hatched on 3/12/15 are growing quickly.   One will be ready to release into the pup tank possibly next week!
* One of the horse shoe crabs in the pup tank molted and displayed the molt for all to see.   In the photo below you can see the two front rims of the old and new "shells".




The mission of Team ECCO: To promote scientific discovery
through interactive learning encounters that develop
understanding and respect for water based ecosystems.
This mission is to foster stewardship, develop leadership,
and build friendship - life skills for a living world.


Team ECCO is a Team for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean

Michael Ramer, shark training with Cristina Zenato, UnExSo, Grand Bahama Island

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