Juvenile green sea turtles Don King and Kazoo returned to the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville yesterday morning. Don King, who was admitted to Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center on March 29, came in with a fractured front flipper and an old, healed fracture to the shell; and was covered in barnacles.
Downtown Titusville Merchant’s Association (DTMA) is hosting their 9th annual Sea Turtle Festival on Saturday, May 11. This event aims to partner with local organizations, vendors, and entertainers to educate the community on the importance of protecting the habitat of Brevard County’s beloved sea turtles.
Just two weeks ago, the Sea Turtle Healing Center admitted 13 green sea turtles over the course of a weekend; since then, we’ve been hard at work taking in even more patients.
Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center is caring for nearly 300 green and loggerhead sea turtle “washbacks” pushed ashore when Hurricane Leslie disrupted their habitat.