Turtle Preservation Society Hosts Beach Clean-ups
By Molly Thomas, City of Cape Canaveral // January 13, 2015
next event begins feb. 7 at 8 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Sea Turtle Preservation Society and Keep Brevard Beautiful has adopted the beaches of Cape Canaveral and is now hosting monthly clean-up events.
The next event is February 7, from 8-10 a.m., at Cherie Down Park in Cape Canaveral, located at 8330 Ridgewood Avenue.
Gloves, safety equipment, trash bags, and bottled water are provided.
All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
These events are eligible to log Community Service hours. Participation is free.
Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures.
The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs.
The sea turtle’s shell, or “carapace” is streamlined for swimming through the water. Unlike other turtles, sea turtles cannot retract their legs and head into their shells. Their color varies between yellow, greenish and black depending on the species.
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