Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling to be on display

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Updated: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 05:16:50 EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Skidaway Marine Science Day attendees will get a rare chance to see a hatchling loggerhead sea turtle. Rider, the University of Georgia Aquarium's hatchling, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the event at the north end of Skidaway Island. UGA said in a news release that the Science Day event is free. Rider is just 7 weeks old and lives in a holding tank behind the scenes at the aquarium. He hatched Aug. 29 in the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge but never made it out of his nest. Loggerheads are one of five sea turtle species that nest on the Georgia coast. They are listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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