Tybee Island Marine Science Center Celebrates Admiral’s First Birthday

A baby sea turtle swimming in the water.

Admiral Will Turn One on July 24th

Tybee Island, GA: Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 AM:

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Marine Debris Ambassador, Admiral, a loggerhead sea turtle, will turn one on Wednesday, July 24th, and you’re invited to the celebration.

“We’re planning quite the party. Admiral’s tank will have extra enrichment and we’ll be including feedings throughout the day with additional treats like crabs, shrimpsicles, and even a frozen birthday “cake” for her to enjoy,” said curator, Chantal Audran. “Our Sea Camp kids will sing Happy Birthday and there will be a card for visitors to sign and, of course, a real birthday cake to enjoy.”

In addition, we’ll have a special check presentation from Luke Johnson, an 11 year-old student at Oklahoma Christian Academy whose family vacations annually on Tybee; Luke raised $425 for the Sea Turtle Project via a school project.

Last year, the center had over 57,000 visitors.

“Admiral plays her role very well, she enchants everyone who meets her,” said center director, Maria Procopio, “We’ll release her back to the ocean on her second birthday, so she’ll be moving with us to the new center on the North Beach next spring.”

  • Who: Admiral the loggerhead sea turtle
  • What: Birthday Celebration
  • When: Wednesday, July 24th, from 11:30 a.m. to noon
  • Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Avenue (next to the pier)

LIst of Admiral’s care and feeding requirements

About the Tybee Island Marine Science Center: The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to cultivate responsible stewardship of coastal Georgia’s natural resources through education and conservation. Check us out at: TybeeMarineScience.org

Maria Procopio
Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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