Summer is here! And along with summer, comes the Sea Turtles and Their Babies Program.
“Sea turtles are large, air breathing, ectothermic reptiles that have adapted for life in the sea. They have paddle-shaped flippers instead of feet, streamlined bodies, salt glands, and cannot retract into their shell like a land turtle can. Sea turtles have ancestors pre-dating the dinosaurs 245 million years ago.” (Nova Southeastern University)
However, all seven species of sea turtles alive today are endangered or threatened. Many factors have caused the decline of these creatures, and today, only one out of approximately 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will make it to adulthood.
The Anne Kolb Nature Center does its part by working with the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Nova Southeastern University to educate the public on the plight of sea turtles. Learn about these magnificent creatures and how you can help.
Beginning July 5th to September 1st, every Wednesday and Friday, you will have a chance to see these baby turtles be released after a short informational presentation.
For online registration and prepayment go here.
For more information about the Sea Turtles and Their Babies Program, go here.
For more information about sea turtles or the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, go here.
For more information about how to become a Friends of Anne Kolb volunteer, go here.