Disney Celebrates World Sea Turtle Day

Disney is celebrating World Sea Turtle Day with a look at Disney Conservation Team Wildlife and their efforts at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.



What’s Happening:

  • Today is World Sea Turtle Day, and to celebrate Disney Parks Blog and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks, took a look at the work being done by Disney Conservation Team Wildlife at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

  • In the summer months, mother sea turtles lay around 120 eggs in the sand when visiting beaches, including those at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.
  • Disney Conservation Team Wildlife surveys the beaches and records new nesting activity while monitoring the nests until they hatch.
  • Dr. Mark Penning says that there have been 375 nests laid on Disney’s Vero Beach Resort so far this season.
  • Disney is also celebrating the release of four turtles at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort — Toffee, Samoa, Pluto, and Copernicus. The turtles were rehabilitated at the Seas with Nemo and Friends at EPCOT after being malnourished.
  • You can learn more about Disney’s efforts in the blog post, and learn more about Disney’s Conservation Fund here.
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