Georgia Sea Turtle Center:
Rehabilitation, Research, and Education
When: March 30 from 7-8pm
Where: Brunswick-Glynn County Library
208 Gloucester Street
What: Come explore what the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has to offer. Join Georgia Sea Turtle Center Director and Veterinarian Dr. Terry Norton as he presents an overview and update of current GSTC programs from rehab to education to research to conservation.
Hey Ya’ll!!! Have you ever had a question about sea turtles and wasn’t sure who you could ask? Well now you can email Scute any questions that you may have about sea turtles and he can tell you everything about them!!
On the Georgia Sea Turtle Center website we have a link under our KIDS PAGE that you can go to and directly email Scute. Or you can simply email him at email@example.com. He would really love to hear from you!!!
~ Whitney Groth, Education Intern
of the press…The GSTC will be changing it’s hours of operation, effective April 1, 2009. Please make note of these changes when making your plans for visiting the Center!
April 2009-November 2009
December 2009-February 2010
Thanksgiving Day: 10am-2pm
Christmas Eve Day: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Day: CLOSED
So as temperatures begin to heat up, remember the place to go…THE GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER!
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Marine Field Programs Coordinator
We received, within a week of each other in mid-February, two turtles from St. Augustine, Florida.
Augustine, a 10.5 lb green sea turtle, was covered in epibiota and was weak. She is fairly thin for her size, but she has already started to gain weight and is eating on her own.
Aussie, a 91 lb. loggerhead sea turtle, was also covered in epibiota and was very thin. We were able to remove 8 L of air from her body cavity and through blood work we have determined that she is anemic and has a low amount of glucose. We had to tube feed her at first, but she has started to eat on her own.
We welcomed a new turtle to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on February 3rd. Betty, a 115 lb loggerhead sea turtle, came to us from Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Betty was having a lot of trouble opening her jaw and eating food on her own at Gulf World. She was sent here because we have had success with other turtles like this. We had to force feed her when she first got here, but she has already started to eat on her own and is making new progress every day.