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Launch a Young Sea Turtle on its Ocean Odyssey

Media Release
18-Mar-2011

Families can experience the wonder of releasing a young sea turtle into the sunset waters of the Andaman Sea to begin its lifetime ocean odyssey at Laguna Phuket’s annual sea turtle release on Friday, 1 April on the Banyan Tree Phuket beachfront.

One hundred year-old green sea turtles will be released during the exclusive, low key beach ceremony, part of Laguna Phuket’s ongoing environmental partnership with the Phuket Marine Biological Centre to help the plight of endangered sea turtles.

Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) can live for up to 60 years and spend their lives roaming the oceans. Only the females ever come ashore again to nest.

Tickets cost THB 3,000 to admit up to two adults with children (under 14) for one turtle release and refreshments. They will not be available at the ceremony and should be bought in advance online at www.lagunaphuket.com/CSR/turtlerelease or at any Woody’s Sandwich Shoppe in Phuket until March 29.

All proceeds go to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre. Donations can also be made online at www.lagunaphuket.com/CSR/turtlerelease

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