Saturday, June 30, 2012
Hatchling Release Tickets On Sale Soon!
As we move towards the end of the peak of sea turtle
nesting, our sea turtle nests begin to hatch. The Gumbo
Limbo Nature Center is one of only three facilities in
Florida to conduct the extremely popular Hatchling
Release Program. Hatchling sea turtles removed each
morning from nests excavated by our Marine Turtle
Specialists are ready to be released into the ocean in
the evening. Participants watch as our staff places baby
sea turtles on the sand several feet from the water's edge,
and allows them to scurry into the ocean on their own.
This program is offered for all ages and runs from late
July through mid-September. Tickets must be purchased
in person and in advance for a specific evening, and they
sell out quickly! Click here for information (dates, costs,
ticket limits, etc.) regarding the
2012 Hatchling Release Program.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Saturday, June 30, 2012