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.


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