Image: Loggerhead hatchling
There are only seven species of sea turtles worldwide.
Five of the seven species of sea turtles nest on Florida beaches.
The earliest known sea turtle fossils are about 110 million years old
For more information about the conservation of this important species you can also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy http://www.conserveturtles.org
Other sites for sea turtle species information include: SeaTurtle.org
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission oversees conservation efforts for sea turtles in Florida, http://myfwc.com/research/wildlife/sea-turtles/
Image: Leatherback Hatchling
To Donate to the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab click on the link for online giving.
Your support not only opens the tanks to assist stranded and ill sea turtles on NE Florida’s shores, it will have greater impact by opening the doors to more ocean health research while sparking the interest of future scientists.