Sea turtle to make public debut at Skidaway Marine Science Day
Ossabaw (Source: University of Georgia Marine Extension Service Aquarium on Skidaway Island)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
A sea turtle that was brought to the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service Aquarium on Skidaway Island as a small hatchling will make its public debut on Oct. 20 on Skidaway Marine Science Day.
Ossabaw is a young loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued last year by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources from Ossabaw Island.
Ossabaw's predecessor at the aquarium, Eddie was released into the wild last year.
Skidaway Marine Science Day is a campus-wide open house with activities geared for all ages from young children to adults. It will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities that's related to marine science and the coastal environment. The event is open to the public and admission is free. The aquarium will also be open to visitors with no admission fee.
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will offer tours of the Research Vessel Savannah and smaller research vessels; science displays and talks on current research programs; and hands-on science activities.
All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day will be free. For more details, call 912.598.2325, or visit www.skio.usg.edu. For more details on group tours, call 912.598.2325.