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
- Florida beaches are home to 80% of Loggerhead turtles in the U.S.
- Turtles can migrate thousands of miles, but usually return to lay their eggs on the same beach where they hatched
- Sea turtles have existed for over one hundred million years
- It can take 15 - 50 years before a sea turtle is capable of reproducing
- Scientists estimate that only 1 in 1000 to 10,000 babies will survive to adulthood
- Sea turtles live their entire life in the ocean. The only time they comes ashore is when the female lays her eggs.
- Sea turtles are reptiles. They breathe air, and can hold their breath for long periods of time.
- When its time to sleep, a loggerhead will wedge under a rock close to the shore, or take a snooze while floating on the surface of deep water
- Hatchlings weigh less than one ounce and are only two inches long. Adults can grow over 3 feet long and weigh 200 to 300 pounds!
- The nest temperature during incubation determines a sea turtle's sex. Boys like it cool - Girls like it hot.
- Sea turtles have great underwater vision, but are nearsighted out of the water.
- Although sea turtles do not have external ears, they are capable of hearing low frequency sounds and vibrations
- Sea turtles use their strong jaws to crush a diet of crabs, shrimp, mussels, and jelly fish.
Here are some of our LAND turtle photos taken last week!
This is a Gopher Tortoise...
He’s ON THE MOVE...
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?