Virginia Living Museum Loggerhead Sea Turtle - RELEASING ABBY: VLM Aquarium Curator, Chris Crippen captured this underwater video of "Abby" being released on 10/17/13 20 miles off shore of the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. The turtle was tagged along with other turtles from other aquariums. "Abby" was the biggest weighing over 190 pounds. If all goes well we should be able to track the turtle as it migrates south ~ just search for ABBY http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/

Virginia Living Museum Loggerhead Sea Turtle - RELEASING ABBY: VLM Aquarium Curator, Chris Crippen captured this underwater video of "Abby" being released on 10/17/13 20 miles off shore of the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. The turtle was tagged along with other turtles from other aquariums. "Abby" was the biggest weighing over 190 pounds. If all goes well we should be able to track the turtle as it migrates south ~ just search for ABBY http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/

Please be an advocate for 'positive change' in North Carolina!  Join the 'Stop the Live Possum Drop' FB page, sign the petitions....help put an end to the cruelty!  Thank you!    https://www.facebook.com/anne.mathis2?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Stop-the-Live-Possum-Drop-in-Brasstown-NC/292670954102309?fref=ts

Please be an advocate for 'positive change' in North Carolina! Join the 'Stop the Live Possum Drop' FB page, sign the petitions....help put an end to the cruelty! Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/anne.mathis2?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Stop-the-Live-Possum-Drop-in-Brasstown-NC/292670954102309?fref=ts

Cleaning the Sea Turtle Tank at Virginia Living Museum, Newport News VA

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Cleaning the Sea Turtle Tank at Virginia Living Museum, Newport News VA

Virginia’s natural heritage comes alive at the Virginia Living Museum through living exhibits that encompass all the state’s geographic regions from the mountains to the ocean. Located in Newport News

Virginia’s natural heritage comes alive at the Virginia Living Museum through living exhibits that encompass all the state’s geographic regions from the mountains to the ocean. Located in Newport News

The loggerhead sea turtle is one of the largest reptiles found on earth today. The fact that 1 out of 100 may survive to adulthood is remarkable. They are survivors in a sea of change.  The name “loggerhead” comes from the species’ remarkably large head.  They have a body built for an aquatic life, with limbs like paddles. These flippers move and steer them through the water rapidly. They spend a lot of time sleeping. Our sea turtle likes to “wedge” itself under the pilings and take a…

The loggerhead sea turtle is one of the largest reptiles found on earth today. The fact that 1 out of 100 may survive to adulthood is remarkable. They are survivors in a sea of change. The name “loggerhead” comes from the species’ remarkably large head. They have a body built for an aquatic life, with limbs like paddles. These flippers move and steer them through the water rapidly. They spend a lot of time sleeping. Our sea turtle likes to “wedge” itself under the pilings and take a…

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