Students Learn About Endangered Sea Turtles

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Mar 05, 2009 / 0 comments


Students Learn about Sea Turtles Today and in Prehistoric Times through

New Miami Seaquarium Exhibit

Sea Turtle - Miami Seaquarium

“We strive to educate students about protected sea turtles today.  The fact that now, we can offer an exciting look at this ancient sea turtle specie is truly exceptional,” said Carolina Perrina, Public Relations Manager at Miami Seaquarium.

Miami Seaquarium will release Axel, the endangered green sea turtle to the wild on Friday, March 6th, 2009 in Bill Baggs State Park on Key Biscayne.  Media is advised to arrive at Miami Seaquarium at 9:45am.

Axel was an infant when he washed up on shore at Crandon Park Beach. Axel was a victim of a boat strike. He came to Miami Seaquarium in critical condition with a severe wound to the head. Currently the 11 pound sea turtle is fully rehabilitated and ready to return to the wild.

Miami Seaquarium exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas, invites park guests to embark on a paleo-adventure unlike anything else they have ever seen. Savage Ancient Seas, returns to Miami Seaquarium from March 7 – May 31, 2009 with brand new additions like the 17 foot Archelon, the largest sea turtle ever found, living or extinct, among many others prehistoric creatures.

The Broadcast Arts Magnet at South Miami Middle School is a one of a kind program that exposes students to the technical and creative aspects of television and film production, as well as broadcast journalism. The Magnet program, generated by Michelle de Diego, allows middle school students an inside look at news production. 


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