APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (FOX 13) - A new facility is all about helping sea turtles.
The Florida Aquarium has opened a brand new Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach. The two story center features five different rehabilitation pools including the state’s first sea turtle dive pool with observation window.
There is also a special lab on site where the aquarium’s coral restoration program is taking place. They are actually breeding coral in hopes of repopulating areas where the coral has been nearly wiped out.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, "five species of sea turtles are found swimming in Florida's waters and nesting on Florida's beaches. All sea turtles found in Florida are protected under state."
For more information on the new center in Apollo Beach, head over to The Florida Aquarium's website.