The baby sea turtles have arrived at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon (MM 48.5 Bayside). Feeding sessions with the hatchlings are open to the public during the 9 a.m. program, but participants must register in advance.
The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. The Hidden Harbor Motel provides the space and buildings needed to house and care for the sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital offers Guided Educational Experiences to the public daily , seven days a week. Please call 305-743-2552 for further information and reservations.