Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hatchling Release Tickets On Sale 

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 are removed 
each morning from nests excavated 
by our Marine Turtle Specialists and 
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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