World Turtle News, 08/03/2017
At Gumbo Limbo, teen Maya Lambert gets wish granted to work with sea turtles
Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Maya has always dreamed of working with sea turtles and had her first chance to do so thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation! She’ll look for nests, release hatchlings, and help care for patients at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Have fun, Maya! Some of us are super jealous.
Taking turtles for a walk? Yep! Check out the video in the Miscellany section!
Turtle News From Around the World
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USA: Muse family in VA continues turtle counting tradition
USA: Tex-Mex pipeline to get review of sea turtle protection plan
USA: Cranston Hall Library in RI hosts educational animal program, includes tortoise
Malaysia: how to take turtles for a walk (VIDEO)
Did You Know…
Florida is one of the most active nesting areas in North America, with Gumbo Limbo having some of the highest counts of sea turtle nests. They even see leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) occasionally! A favorite spot of Archie Carr, it’s the perfect place.
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