We got to tour the Turtle Hospital, as they offer special ninety minute presentations Tours run daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pm each day. So entertaining and educational at the same time. It was opened in the 1980's to help repair injured sea turtles, with a goal of returning them to the ocean.
Helping the Sea Critters is great. Predication by sharks and human threats lurking in the surf are heavy. So neat it is, a good deal for the price. You can witness sea turtles out on the snorkel trips too, they are all over the place down here in the Florida Keys.
Some of these are over 100 pounds. Yes, the loggerhead sea turtle get huge in the Atlantic Ocean. Many are found because they are floating, they take them for a diagnoses and treatment with antibiotics or more. For sure, Amazing loggerhead sea turtle.
you can buy all sorts of neat things from the Turtle Hospital on the online website store. I think the best gifts for kids are the Official Turtle Hospital T-Shirt Youth, and the Pink one is just the coolest looking. Great looking Turtle T-Shirts makes a super florida keys gift.
Great info and video on saving the sea turtle! If you encounter a sea turtle in distress, remember they are a protected species and you need permission and advice before attempting a rescue. In Florida call 888-404-FWCC. Thanks from The Turtle Hospital.
The tour was extremely informative and of course, the highlight was seeing the turtles at the end. If you do not have the time for the tour, at-least stop in the gift shop. Out of all the museums you pass in the keys, I highly recommend a stop here, especially if you have adolescent-kids. This is a great place to learn something where they do not exploit or endanger the animals for the sake of entertainment.
Yeah to the turtle helping people. I have plenty of time to do all the work stuff, so it is all about your schedule. Life is good helping out. We rate this as perfect for the folks with kids heading down the Overseas Highway. It is near the Pizza Hut and International House of Pancakes for dining.