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Discover the secrets of the Sea Turtle on January 25


Visit the only Sea Turtles in New Mexico on Sea Turtle Awareness Day

Discover the secrets of the Sea Turtle on January 25

Sea Turtle w/ diver at the Aquarium

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-- Few species still alive today have existed since before the time of the dinosaurs. The sea turtle has inhabited our planet for over 150 million years. Join us to celebrate these ancient and fascinating creatures and to learn what you can do to help protect them at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, we observe Sea Turtle Awareness Day by showcasing the only three Sea Turtles living in New Mexico. The three endangered species, Hawksbill, Kemp's ridley and Loggerhead will be swimming in
the Shark Tank. Our education volunteers will be hosting Discovery Stations and will be available to provide information and answer specific questions regarding these and the other four species of Sea Turtles.

There will also be a special presentation at 2:15 p.m. by Ariel Vasquez, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, on efforts to protect and preserve sea turtles in the Caribbean.

"Incredible work is being done around the world to protect sea turtles and the habitats they
depend on, but their future is still uncertain," said Tallie Segel, Aquarium Education Coordinator. "We invite our guests to learn about actions we can take, even here in New Mexico, to help ensure their survival. "

In addition to offering some face time visiting with our marine staff, the touch pool will be
available to allow guests hands-on time to experience for themselves how select
invertebrates and stingrays feel. Also, two films, Ancient Sea Turtles Stranded in a Modern
World and Bag it!, will be showing in the Aquarium Theatre.

The special Sea Turtle Awareness Day activities are included with regular admission to the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.


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