Yesterday, with World Oceans Day, we began the second annual Sea Turtle Week! We all need some good news during these difficult times, so each day we’ll be sharing uplifting sea turtle tales on our social channels leading up to World Sea Turtle Day on June 16th.
Here’s what’s coming up this week:
June 9th: Coastal Development & Recreation
June 10th: Kemp’s Ridley Day
June 11th: Olive Ridley Day & Facebook LIVE Sea Turtle Release
June 12th: Loggerhead Day/Entanglement in Fishing Gear
June 13th: Hawksbill Day
June 14th: Green Turtle Day/Climate Change
June 15th: Leatherback Day/Plastic Pollution
June 16th: World Sea Turtle Day & Facebook LIVE Sea Turtle Release
Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we share new stories every day.
SEA TURTLE RELEASES
Join us virtually on June 11th and June 16th at 8am EDT as we broadcast our sea turtle releases LIVE on Facebook (weather permitting). These sea turtle releases will be available virtually only and will not be open to the public as we continue to follow social distancing guidelines from the City of Boca Raton.
OCEANA’S LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT AND Q&A
Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day with Oceana and some of our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation team on June 16th and 6:30PM EDT. In Oceana’s free virtual event, you’ll view clips from WLRN’s “Troubled Water: A Turtle’s Tale” and join in for a Q&A. Panelists include:
Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., FAU Marine Laboratory
Dr. Maria Chadam, DVM, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Whitney Crowder, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Manager, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Caitlin Bovery, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Rory Fielding, Filmmaker and Producer
Cortney Fielding, Writer and Co-Producer
Catherine Uden, S Florida Campaign Organizer, Oceana
For more information, go to gumbolimbo.org