Loggerhead sea turtles may be slow on land, but give them this: When it comes to the start of nesting season, they tend to be on time. Georgia’s first loggerhead nest of 2014 was found at Cumberland Island on Friday, May 9. READ MORE
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island Georgia
DANGER DANGER DANGER DANGER DANGER DANGER
“Loggerhead turtles are susceptible to a number of threats, both natural and man-made. These threats include but are not limited to watercraft interaction, disease, cold stunning, predators (The main threats to Georgia sea turtles are nest predation by hogs, raccoons, and dogs,) entanglement in passive fishing gear, incidental capture in commercial and recreational fisheries, light pollution, nesting habitat degradation and beach erosion.” READ MORE.. With problems like that you need a HOSPITAL FOR TURTLES… an integral part of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
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“The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles, and we are the only hospital of its kind in Georgia! The Center is open to the public and offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion, where guests can view our patients and witness their recovery process.” READ MORE
Meanwhile back at the beach:
I had to chance to talk with Katie an employee of the Sea turtle Center. Katie is from California and has a degree in wildlife management.Before Katie started working at the Center she had done some volunteer work in Costa Rica.
Q: What do you get when you cross a turtle and a flu shot?
A: a slow-poke.
Q: What do turtles use to communicate?
A: A shellphone!
Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?
A: To get to the shell station!
Q: What does a turtle do on it's birthday?
A: It shellebrates!
A Quality time visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center