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Loggerhead Marinelife Center offers 'Turtle Talks' in American Sign Language

Posted at 10:50 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 16:35:32-04

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Registration is open for Turtle Walks at Loggerhead Marinelife Center for June and July tours, with eight tours specifically geared toward deaf and hard of hearing patrons who use American Sign Language, or A.S.L.

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During all Turtle Walks, visitors can learn about and observe the nesting and laying of eggs by sea turtles.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center gets state-issued permits, then patrols designated sections of Juno beach to find sea turtles.

Visitors can also learn about the concerns sea turtles face and visit the hospital to learn about the rehabilitation process for rescued turtles.

The experience is an after-hours opportunity to see an unforgettable moment. A maximum of 30 people is allowed to attend each walk, and the center says space fills up quickly.

To register, click here.

Walks are $20 per person, and $18 for Loggerhead Marinelife Center members. Children must be 8 years old or older to attend, and all must be able to walk up to half a mile.

Turtle walks in American Sign Language will be offered during eight of the available dates.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center has counted more than 500 total leatherback and loggerhead sea turtle nests in the Juno, Jupiter-Carlin, and Tequesta beach areas so far this year.