Marine Conservation Lecture & Dive Series: Sea Turtles

Jun 14, 2014

 

JOIN THE EXPERTS:  EXPERIENCE THE UNDERWATER WONDERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

From shipwrecks to coral reefs to bridges, many underwater sites in Palm Beach County are becoming increasingly popular among divers and snorkelers for the remarkable abundance and diversity of unusual marine life they support.  

June 14th: SEA TURTLES!: They're back!  The summer months are the busiest of the year for sea turtles in South Florida.  Loggerhead, green, and leatherback turtles are here for nesting, and the resident hawksbills are a common sight on our local reefs.  In this program, Zoo Conservation Biologist Larry Wood (and guest experts) will provide an overview of the current status of sea turtle biology and conservation, and a close-up introduction to the Zoo's Florida Hawksbill Project, which is the only project of its kind in Palm Beach County waters.  Host:  Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures, Riviera Beach

This program include a morning classroom session and an afternoon field component, and can be extended to more than one day upon request.  

One-day Program:  $95 per person includes classroom instruction, a guided two-tank dive aboard local professional dive charters, and post-dive discussion.  $45 per person for classroom session only.  Group/student rates available, as are accommodations for out-of-town guests at select hotels.   An open- water dive certification is required to participate in all diving activities.

Customize your own program!  If you have an interested group, special topic, and/or other dates in mind that aren't on the schedule, we may be able to accommodate you!

ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE PALM BEACH ZOO'S CONSERVATION MISSION, AND WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE FLORIDA HAWKSBILL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM

To reserve your spot and/or for more information contact Larry Wood at larry@floridahawksbills.com

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Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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