Jun 25

Live from SeaWorld's Blog: Receiving Sea Turtles Displaced by the Gulf Oil Spill

by Staff

Today SeaWorld Orlando is receiving nine endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles that have been impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The turtles will arrive at Orlando Executive Airport and then transported to the park's Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. And guess what -- we'll be live tweeting and blogging the entire process.

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May 27

Caring For SeaWorld's 303rd Turtle Patient is a “Big” Job

by Staff

Caring for SeaWorld's 303rd endangered turtle patient this year is no small task for park aquarists. The recently rescued reptile is a three-foot, 270-pound loggerhead, found in the waters of San Carlos Bay near Ft. Myers, Fla. on May 6.

May 18

It’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season

by Staff

Nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles has begun in Florida and continues through August. This is critical time period for these endangered animals; often impacted by humans.

May 03

SeaWorld Returns Endangered Sea Turtle Back To Nature

by Staff

SeaWorld returned an endangered baby Hawksbill sea turtle back to nature after a successful recovery stay at the park's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.

SeaWorld aquarists released the little turtle several miles off the shore of Jupiter, FL into large areas of seaweed. The seaweed serves as a floating nursery for the hatchling and provides a critical hiding place from predators.

Apr 26

SeaWorld Returns Endangered Sea Turtles Back To Their Homes Along Florida's East Coast

by Staff

SeaWorld returned three endangered sea turtles - a Kemp's Ridley and two greens - back to nature after a successful recovery stay at the park's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center. All three turtles were rescued during this winter's “cold-stunned” event when more than 300 hundred chilled turtles wound up at SeaWorld due to the unexpectedly cold and extended winter in the southeastern United States. SeaWorld has released more than 230 of the reptilian refugees back into Florida waters.

Apr 08

SEAWORLD RELEASES ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES BACK TO THEIR HOMES

by Staff

Today, SeaWorld released two endangered green sea turtles back to nature after a successful recovery stay at the park's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.

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