Florida zoo takes in 20 premature green sea turtles - FaunaClassifieds
FaunaClassifieds  
 Sponsors »  Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds » Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
 
  Want to help keep this site alive? Click here.

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - General Discussion Forums > Herps In The News

Notices

Herps In The News Local or national articles where reptiles or amphibians have made it into the news media. Please cite sources.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
bcr229
Florida zoo takes in 20 premature green sea turtles

https://www.apnews.com/53983d5404eb4778b6b6f451f3a29893

Florida zoo takes in 20 premature green sea turtles

September 6, 2019

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo has taken in 20 premature green sea turtle hatchlings in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Officials at Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center say beach erosion caused by the storm left their nest exposed on Melbourne Beach. Some of the hatchlings still had yolk sacs attached when they arrived at the center.

Each turtle was examined and comprehensively cleaned to ward off infection.

The sea turtle’s program coordinator Shanon Gann says each of the hatchlings now has a chance to get into the ocean soon.

Sea turtles and their eggs are protected at the state and federal levels, and it is illegal to touch them.

Anyone who finds sea turtles in need should contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commisson.
 

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! FaunaClassifieds.com is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!

 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Wanted] Florida Box turtles, Wood turtles, Eastern Box turtles alternaguy Turtles/Tortoises 0 07-22-2019 01:12 PM
Florida Zoo Takes in Expunged Exotics bsharrah Herps In The News 1 02-24-2008 11:05 AM
Premature egg laying ??? snakes. Pituophis & Drymarchon Discussion Forum 2 04-05-2006 04:35 PM
premature Clucky Geckos Discussion Forum 1 05-26-2005 12:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 PM.




Ebates Coupons and Cash Back



TESTING!
Fauna Top Sites


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02335000 seconds with 10 queries
Content copyrighted ©2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC