Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh

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A mere stone's throw away from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium lies Salinas de San Pedro, a 3.75-acre artificial salt marsh. Constructed in 1985 by the Port of Los Angeles as a compensatory measure for the loss of habitats due to coastal development, this marsh boasts an array of native plant species encircling its serene surroundings. Abundant with avian inhabitants, aquatic creatures, and various invertebrates, as well as small fish, this marsh serves as a diverse ecosystem. When the tides rise, one might even catch a glimpse of sharks and stingrays gracefully navigating its waters. Please note, the gate to the Marsh is locked. To obtain the key for entry, go to the welcome desk at the Aquarium.