It’s no secret that sea turtles steal the show in South Florida. During nesting season, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s popular summer beach programs will once again give local or out-of-town guests the unique, unforgettable experience of seeing sea turtles up close, including Turtle Walks, Hatchling Releases and Biologist Beach Walks.

Turtle Walks – Guests can safely observe sea turtles’ nesting process through an interactive, informative presentation, a behind-the-gates tour of the Center and the opportunity to witness the unique experience of a loggerhead sea turtle laying her eggs on the beach.

When: Wednesday-Saturday evenings in June and July
Cost: $18/person; $15/person for LMC members
Hatchling Releases – Guests can learn about sea turtles’ hatching process, including an exclusive tour to meet LMC’s sea turtle patients, an interactive presentation on South Florida’s sea turtles and a trip to the beach to watch LMC staff release sea turtle hatchlings into their ocean home.

When: Every evening in August
Cost: $18/person; $15/person for LMC members
Biologist Beach Walks – Guests can gain an in-depth look at LMC’s research department and the sea turtle nesting survey process, including the chance to witness a live nest excavation (with sea turtle eggs and hatchlings.) As they learn about these processes, guests can also create their own take-home data sheet as a memento.

When: Wednesday-Sunday mornings in August and September
Cost: $15/person; $12/person for LMC members

For more information on LMC’s beach programs, visit marinelife.org/beach-programs.

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