Titusville Sea Turtle Festival Set This Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // June 11, 2014
AT Canaveral National Seashore
ABOVE VIDEO: Animal care experts from SeaWorld Orlando released an adult loggerhead sea turtle at Lori Wilson Park just south of Cocoa Beach. The turtle was rescued at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station by park personal and brought to SeaWorld Orlando for treatment.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The 4th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival is set for June 13-15 and enables the City of Titusville and Canaveral National Seashore to partner each year to bring greater awareness to the long-standing conservation issues of critically endangered and threatened sea turtles that nest on our Space Coast beaches.
Enjoy learning about sea turtle conservation while listening to live music and enjoying the unique artwork the festival brings in!
Historic Downtown Titusville will be alive with the sights and sounds of the festival. Guests can make free reservations to attend one of the turtle watches, a unique opportunity to see the sea turtles in action on their nests.
Bring bug spray and lots of water to drink as turtle watching can take up to 4-5 hours. Once you enter Canaveral National Seashore, you will not be allowed to exit until the tour is completed.
Turtle watching tours begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Here on the Atlantic Coast the seashore’s beaches draw surfers, swimmers, surfcasters…and turtles…lots of turtles.
At Canaveral, nearly 8,000 nests were counted in 2013, the most of any unit in the National Park System. So attractive are the seashore’s beaches to sea turtles that last year each kilometer of beachfront averaged more than 200 nests.
The four species that nest here — Loggerhead, Green, Leatherneck, and the occasional Kemp’s Ridley—are all important, require protection, and need the seashore’s nesting grounds
CLICK HERE For more information on the Titusville Sea Turtle Festival.