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Georgia Sea Turtle Center announces Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is offering two unique summer opportunities for guest to get a first hand understating of the mysterious world of Jekyll Island's endangered sea turtles.

The newly launched program Egg-sperience Dawn Patrol will allow guest to experience the beach from a whole new perspective.

At dawn, participants will meet up with biologists at the Great Dunes Pavilion and accompany them to the beach on all-terrain vehicles. Once there, they will provide assistance to gain hands on experience in locating sea turtle nest, checking for signs of depredation and conducting nest evacuations.

"This is a wholly unique experience most people would never have the opportunity to do," said Sea Turtle Center Research Coordinator Kimberly Andrews, Ph.D. in  press release. "The experience of working alongside a seasoned sea turtle biologist and contributing to efforts to protect the sea turtle population on Jekyll Island makes this a worthwhile experience. This is certainly something a visitor will never forget."

The dawn patrols will be offered daily. Advanced reservations are required and a maximum of four guests can be accommodated per morning patrol. Each session ranges from two to six hours and costs $50 per person. For more information, visit www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org or call 912.635.4444.

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