Living in Georgia, the threats to the sea turtle population on Jekyll Island right off our coast is an issue that is very important to me! I am passing along this media release in hopes that it raises awareness of the issues surrounding the sea turtle population.
As Temperatures Heat Up, So Does Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Kicks Off Sea Turtle Nesting Season with Annual NestFest and Turtle Crawl Triathlon May 20-21, 2011
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA, April 12, 2011 — Did you know that mid-May through August is “nesting season” for these amazing creatures?People come from all over the country to the coast of Georgia just to try to catch a glimpse at the amazing journey they take to lay their eggs! These creatures have swam the oceans and crawled onto nesting beaches since the era of the dinosaurs; however, many natural and human-induced threats have landed them on the lists of threatened or endangered species.Spending nearly their entire lives at sea, the turtles must overcome enormous odds to survive into adulthood.
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The internationally-acclaimed Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) kicks off nesting season with the annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest May 20-21, 2011.Families with children of all ages are encouraged to participate in the educational activities that will take place at the finish line and then to join the GSTC staff on the beach for a turtle release at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.The activities accompanying the race are complimentary to the public with the $5 Jekyll Island parking fee. More information about the festival’s activities and race registration can be found on the GSTC’s website.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.