Storms, Baby Turtles

Aug 30, 2008 by Janine
It has been a crazy week.

There are several storms at various stages of intensity stewing in the Atlantic, some heading this way. We are already experiencing some nasty wind and rain from distant Hurricane Gustav. Luckily it seems we are out of its path, not so lucky for Louisiana.

Tropical Storm Hannah looks to be heading our way, although the computer models are pretty disorganized right now.

I am starting a new job soon and will be moving in the near future to be closer to the office.

The good news is I'm off next week to relax and catch up on some things, as well as check out some properties. As long as the weather holds up, at least ;)

On to more exciting things... last weekend we visited the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. They have plenty of sea turtle hatchlings housed temporarily until they gain strength and can be released.

The most common hatchlings are loggerheads, although there are a few green turtles as well.

Green sea turtle

Loggerhead turtle named Arlington. They name each turtle and give a short description of its treatment. Arlington was found weak and anemic and is being treated with antibiotics.

Arlington surfaces

Loggerhead hatchlings

Egg tooth from hatching still visible


Aug 31, 2008, 03:13:58 Tricia wrote:

Janine - nice to be able to look forward to sometime off and well-earned R&R! Not so good about the storms though.

The hatchling pics are great :)

Sep 01, 2008, 04:09:04 oldcrow wrote:

Awww, the turtles are lovely.

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