We visited the patients at the Marathon Turtle Hospital on Wednesday. They treat about 70 turtles a year and have a number of permanent residents who can’t return to the open water. They are so beautiful up close. Lily is going to work on a post about what she learned so I will try to put that up tomorrow.
We have had so much fun with Lauren, Floyd and Archer. We went out and celebrated Floyd’s birthday last night and wished them fair winds up the east coast of Florida.
Headshot looks so reptilian
Sea turtles are endangered species so we could look but not touch
Loggerhead turtles have a spiny back that will go away as they mature
Most of the turtles we saw were Green Sea Turtles but the “green” is on the inside and named Green because of the color of the fat inside
A family of manatees. It looked like the larger Dad keep swimming between the engine (not running) to teach the baby to stay away.
It took them 30 minutes to bust open these coconuts but they finally got to the meat.
The girls went tubing in Sister Creek and then played in the water.
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