Camden's Adventure Aquarium Hosts Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend

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According to experts, over the last 50 years, the sea turtle population has drastically declined to the point of endangerment. 

Adventure Aquarium in Camden has been home to four sea turtles for quite some time. 

“We have two loggerheads, Bob and Ozzy, and we have two full grown Green Sea Turtles, Stiches and Old Green,” said Samantha Ehinger, a biologist at Adventure Aquarium.

During President's Day weekend, the four ambassador turtles will be making special appearances at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium for their Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend.

“Right now we will have a bunch of booths set up in our Sea Turtle Cove, which is right in front of our panoramic window and we have tons of interactive things for people to learn," said Ehinger.

They’ll be teaching important things to their guests like how to personally make a positive impact on a sea turtles environment out in the wild.

“We always encourage people to recycle," said Ehinger. "We try to raise awareness about things that help sea turtles in the wild like reducing the use of plastic bags, of course, plastic single-use straws, cutlery and things like that.”

Visitors will also get an up close and personal look at these beautiful creatures at the aquarium. So close that they even have the opportunity to feed them.

For the first time ever, Adventure Aquarium members will get the chance to check everything out during an early open which is 8:30 a.m on Saturday, February 16th.

For everyone else, “For Presidents Day weekend we also have extended hours. We’re open from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. [on] Saturday, Sunday, and Monday," said Ehinger.

Head out to adventure aquarium to learn something new about all the species they have and how you can help make a difference in their lives.

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