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Sea Turtle Nursery

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October 01, 2018 through October 14, 2018

daily, 10am-5pm.

Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk

All Ages

$24.95; $22.95 seniors; $17.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

Sea Turtle Nursery at Maritime Aquarium

Event description:

Bid farewell to a young loggerhead sea turtle that has been living for a year in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's “Sea Turtle Nursery.”

Since October 2017, The Maritime Aquarium has been fostering a baby sea turtle that was rescued the previous month by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. That institution’s staff and volunteers inspect turtle nests on beaches to look for “stragglers” – newly hatched turtles that either didn’t make it out of nests or that went the wrong way after emerging. These little turtles are rescued and then raised for a year at loan institutions, such as The Maritime Aquarium, before being returned to North Carolina the following fall for release into the Gulf Stream.

The Maritime Aquarium's turtle, which was named Squirt by the Aquarium’s Facebook friends, is scheduled to leave Norwalk on Sun., Oct. 14 for release into the Atlantic on Oct. 17.

 

Address: 10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 96808
Phone: 203-852-0700
Website: maritimeaquarium.org