Georgia Aquarium Offers Short-term Housing for Evacuated Sea Turtles

Jekyll Island’s Georgia Sea Turtle Heart employees traveled to Atlanta to convey animals inland

ATLANTA (September three, 2019) – As a result of doubtless impression of Hurricane Dorian making its approach up the coast, a compulsory evacuation has been issued for a lot of of Georgia’s coastal counties, together with Glynn County, Ga. As residents are urged to maneuver inland, the Georgia Sea Turtle Heart in Jekyll Island, Ga. evacuated all of their sufferers and employees.

The animals (quite a lot of sea turtles, loggerheads, field turtles, terrapins, and different animals), are anticipated to remain till the storm passes and it’s protected for the sufferers and employees to return.

Georgia Aquarium is proud to supply a brief dwelling and uninterrupted care to those rescued animals and to work collaboratively with the Georgia Sea Turtle Heart.

Georgia Sea Turtle Heart is a premier marine life rehabilitation, analysis and schooling facility. All admission charges and donations go to every day operations, maintenance and upkeep of the Heart, in addition to exhibit growth, tools, and all points of turtle care. To make a donation to the Georgia Sea Turtle Heart please go to http://gstc.jekyllisland.com/support-us/donations/

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