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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