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Events for Friday, April 20, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018 › Turtle Tours

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April 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Don’t miss this special tour of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sea turtle facility. Known as the “turtle barn,” the facility is the only one of its kind in the world dedicated to captive rearing of sea turtles for research. For the short amount of time these turtles are under NOAA's care, the primary focus of this research is the modification of commercial fishing equipment to avoid the incidental by-catch of sea turtles. This event offers a rare opportunity…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Don’t miss this special tour of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sea turtle facility, where more than 350 turtles are housed in 30 saltwater tanks. Known as the “turtle barn,” the facility is the only one of its kind in the world dedicated to captive rearing of sea turtles for research. For the short amount of time these turtles are under NOAA's care, the primary focus of this research is the modification of commercial fishing equipment to avoid the…

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