Wednesday, June 8, 2011

“World Oceans Day” Sea Turtles!


Today is THE DAY we’ve all looked forward to!

Visit Shellbelle’s Tiki Hut to join the FUN!

My hubby and I drove to Cape Canaveral National Seashore one day last week and were privileged to see many Sea Turtle nests up and down the beach!


You can see the broken shells next to this nest and know that it has been destroyed by some animal.


There are many websites to visit for more info...

Click on See Florida Online

Some Turtle trivia from this site...

Turtle Trivia

Here are some of our LAND turtle photos taken last week!


This is a Gopher Tortoise...




His home...



Last year we visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.


We were looking through the museum part of the building when a lady came to tell us they would be working with a large sea turtle to teach him how to dive for food.


When they are injured or sick, sometimes they lose their food gathering skills.


Being in the rehabilitation area was the highlight of the day!


There were about 20 turtles in the center and you can track Talbot now. Click HERE to follow him in the ocean near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Anyone of ANY age would enjoy learning more about Sea Turtles!

Visit a Turtle Web cam HERE and view it with your kids!

Read more about this special day at Wikipedia

and the official website is HERE  !

I’m linking with Kim at Savvy Southern for WOW !!!


And stop by Here and There and Everywhere for the 3rd Oceanic Blog-a-thon!

More great links and bloggers listed HERE!!!

I’ve done several posts about the ocean


that you can see on my blog HERE !


Happy World Oceans Day!!!

Have you done anything special today?


The Bear's Blog said...


Isn't this exciting. There are many sea turtle nests on St. George Island and this is a bit early. Are you familiar with STAR (Sea Turtles At Risk)? They have volunteers on the island to assist with the hatchlings.

The down side is that all these early nests will hatch during the peak tourist season. I am hoping there will be a heavy nesting at the State Park where people can't leave beach furniture, and the park is only open from sunrise to sunset.


KAT said...

very informative and interesting I just love those turtle they are so cool

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

How so very COOL to have the ocean by you so that you can collect shells and watch sea turtles!

Anonymous said...

beautiful,, turtles are such ama I really enjoyed this postzing creatures,

Cindy said...

OMG! When we were on South Padre Island last week, we went to the Sea Turtle Rescue Center there. We got to see and learn about them. They had many injured turtles, and also many babies. So cute!
They pick up all of the eggs on the beach and bring them back to hatch them, then release. People drive on the beach there, so this way more babies survive. Thanks for all your nature pictures!

once in a blue moon said...

that was great fun, thank you~

Vee said...

Lots and lots of links. Sounds as if this was a very interesting and fun day for you. How odd that humans must teach turtles how to dive for food...

Donna said...

Aaaah, I love the cute turtles! I wouldn't want to get my fingers anywhere near that one big boy though!

Vicki said...

The sea turtle hospital and rehab on Ponce Inlet is really fun too! Love your post.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Turtles are so very cool. What great shots Diane..very big turtles!~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You and your hubby sure get around and have so much fun!! I did not know about the turtle rehab center, on my list of todo's!


Jemm said...

I love turtles. Something about them seems so innocent and cute. What a fun time.

Thanks for your decorating advice. It looks like the verdict is to paint. Now it's figuring out how to get that done and deciding on a shade of white! haha

Gina said...

wow great, the turtles .. I like the one crossing the street, hope she will be safe.
We have a turtle family living in our lake in Spain where we have this little holiday home
look here you will like it:

It's been there for 30 years ..
greetings from Germany


Gina said...

more fun pics here in case you are interested

greetings from Germany


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Nice photos!

Cat & Cricket said...

Great post!!! I am moving to St.Pete..and being a water baby I am so into all of this.. I was actually just reading about the turtles!!
Thanks so much for posting and getting the word out!
Cricket@ gypsea nurse

Shellbelle said...

Hi Diane! Thanks for joining us today in celebrating our world ocean! Our sea turtles are great ambassadors and I'm so glad you shared so many interesting facts about them.

I didn't know there is a tracking map for those released back into the sea or that there is alive cam! I am definitely going to check out and bookmark those sites.

I know you share the same love of the sea and shore that I do and I thank you for sharing that love through your blog.

Happy World Oceans Day Diane!


michelle said...

These are great! I have visited a few sea turtle places in Florida an Mexico and they are such beautiful animals. I love the cam, will have to show my little one.
Thank you for the info and Happy World Oceans Day!

Donna Frasca ♋ said...

Hi Diane! My mom lives in West Palm and she has turtles in the pond in her backyard. She feeds them everyday too - so cute!

Btw, the beach looks good on you!

Della said...

I love sea turtles! We saw several that were being rehabilitated at the Mote Aquarium a while back. This past weekend hubby found a fresh sea turtle nest on the beach! Wonderful post! You are really in your element at the beach! Love your pictures Diane!

Happy World Oceans Day m'dear!

CrazyCris said...

Getting to walk along turtle nests on the beach?! What luck!!! Here in the Mediterranean they've practically all disappeared except in some of the more isolated islands over in Greece...

What lovely images and a great tale to share on World Oceans Day, thanks!!!

silvia said...

Thanks for the turle facts. LOVE your turtle photos!! I began following your blog during OWOH and although I don't often comment~ I am lurking :)
Thanks for the post on World Oceans Day. Please stop by and visit my blog :)
Oceans Hugs!

Jane said...

Loved your post. I have been painting sea's nice to know more about them.

I see that you live in FL and NC...that's what most of my siblings do...they're in Mt Dora and Tampa...and Cashiers, Nations Creek, and Big Canoe (GA) As you can gather from my own family prefers the Atlantic coast...

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I have never seen a sea turtle out by the shore! Always great to learn more (and new things)!! Happy Oceans Day, Diana... in your cut little outfit there!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...


Anonymous said...

I can tell you put such care and thought into this post. I enjoy the learning. Thank you for visiting me.

Lindsay-ann said...

Happy Oceans Day. I really enjoyed your post about turtles. It was really interesting. I couldn't get the turtle cam to connect but maybe that's because I am not in the US. I'll try again later. I plan to come back to visit your blog again soon. I can't get enough of Florida as we have had 3 great holidays there. It will be years before we can return so my virtual visits via blogs are precious.
Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You look like you had such a great time.

I love turtles, and wish there were more areas around here that I could visit with them.

The pond at the park has some that love to sleep on the log. So that's always a happy moment for me.

Thanks for sharing.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

from my front porch... said...

Some days I actually miss living in Vero Beach! But, more days I am happy to be here in the mountains:)

I adore Jekyl Island! We have enjoyed many vacay's there. I love that it has not become Hilton Head.
Have a wonderful day with sand in your toes!
xo, misha

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

I love your sea turtle photos! I have memories of us going to Cocoa Beach and watching the turtles lay their awesome experience. I loved seeing all your turtle photos, and you have such great information! I am loving your recent postings!!! (actually love ALL of them! :) Have a wonderful day. I tried my hand at a wordless wednesday today. I am new to the parties... Looks like a great way to discover some new blogs. I will have to learn more about doing these and join in with you sometime! Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love it when you visit all those wonderful places and take us with you! I am trying to catch up on my visits...and I am sorry I have not been around lately! I am having trouble concentrating on blogging.
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Love and hugs to you.

Stacey said...

That is so cool Diane! You are living the life...have I said that before? That's what I always think. :)

bj said...

WOW is interesting...the turtles are so big.
Love your beachy pictures. :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thanks for an enjoyable post; very interesting and loved the photos. I saved a kitten today; does that count? S/he was a foundling, perhaps four weeks old and abandoned by, probably, a too young mother. I'm trying to get the cats spayed and neutered but it's difficult. Just about the time I think I'm done, more show up!
Monkee is a sweet little thing; just hope I can save him. Or her. S/he's too young to tell yet.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post and so interesting! Loved those pics! Lovely turtles!

Nancy said...

What a great post! I now know much more about sea turtles - one of my favorite ocean creatures. Oceana has been doing good work trying to save the sea turtles devastated by the Gulf spill. Thank you!

Kasia said...

Cute! Turtles are so adorable! They are so old and wrinkly and sweet! And babies are even sweeter!


Anonymous said...

Run turtle RUN! Hope he makes it across the road safely... They're such neat creatures.


Loui♥ said...

Hi Diane!!
what a wonderful post!!!
I too am a sea turtle fan..
and well.. anything related to the beach!!
love your blog!!
am a follower!!
email me and let's visit!!!
warmest sandy hugs..

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What an interesting post, I had no idea there was a World Ocean Day until I read this.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Loved reading all the information on the sea turtles, as I love the ocean I really enjoyed all the facts. I especially loved reading about their vision!

I've never been to Cape Canaveral Nat'l Seashore, it looks like something I should put on my list of places to visit.

We had a blast at King Arthur, wish you could have joined us!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Diane, what an amazing post!! I had never heard of World Oceans Day~Since I LOVE the beach, this should be my favorite holiday!


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this is really an interesting post! The turtles are awesome!!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What fun to see the turtle nests! Love the ocean!

Bumpkin Bears said...

wow what fabulous creatures! I'm having an embroidery pattern giveaway over on my blog if you want to hop along, Catherine x

Cozy Little House said...

You know, that reminds me that I haven't seen ANY turtle in ages. Wonder where they all are?

Kathy said...

What a wonderful experience for you! Fascinating - love the pictures and the information - it looks like you're having great fun!

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of these fascinating creatures. I love turtles, and you have gotten some truly beautiful shots of them.


DaCraftyLady said...

I never seen a sea turtles nest or one on the beach either. They seem like such tough anomals but they really are vaunerable to predetors. the photos were wonderful and all the info was excellenet thanks for sharing. :) Debb

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Well here i was thinking he was a 'little' turtle till I saw that shot with someone's arm.. my he is a big boy!! haha... I was going to say cute.. but perhaps not for this guy!!...

Thanks for popping in my way.. sorry i took so long to visit.. ciao xxx Julie