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Sea Turtles in Ponce InletPonce Inlet Marine Science Center
A few weeks ago I spent a leisurely afternoon at Ponce Inlet. I walked through the nature trails, climbed the lookout tower, spent some time on the jetty, watched the sunset, and took lots of great pictures. Ponce Inlet is an absolutely beautiful, popular place to live. It's near Daytona Beach, but not in the thick of all the tourist trappings. The local residents love living there!


On my outing that afternoon, I wanted to visit the Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center but I didn't have time then. So I'm planning an afternoon there soon and I thought I'd share some of the cool information I've gathered so far.

As you may have gathered, the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is located within walking distance of the actual Inlet and the lighthouse, which is the second tallest in the U.S. Some of the greatest aspects of the Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center are

brown pelicanOn October 19, approximately 3,000 rehabilitated Washback Green Sea Turtles and Loggerhead Sea Turtles were loaded onto two 35 foot Bertram boats and taken 40 miles offshore, and released into the Gulf Stream. (Aren't they cute little buggers?) Read the story about the rehabilitated and released Sea Turtles. turtle crossing sign in Ponce Inlet

The Mary Keller Seabird Rehabilitation Sanctuary, named after a local bird rehabber who took care of sick and injured birds in Volusia County for over 30 years, has treated more than 1800 birds since June of 2004. This number is far higher than what they had originally anticipated.

If you find a sick or injured sea turtle, you can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC. Since Sea Turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act, only the proper authorities can handle and/or transport them.

Sick and injured birds can be dropped off at the Bird Rehabilitation Facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow this link for more injured turtle or bird pickup or drop-off information.

nature trailThe next Marine Science Center Calendar Event that is open to the public is a beach walk at "The Rocks" at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park in Palm Coast, on November 28.sunset at Ponce Inlet jetty

you're interested in buying real estate in Ponce Inlet, I'd love to help! I'm a native of this area and have experience selling real estate in every city in East Volusia County and the Greater Daytona Beach area. My web site is jam packed full of information about this area. You can find it at Be sure to check out my personal listings! 


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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Lisa - I have lived in this area a long time...I have heard of Ponce Inlet but never been there. I guess I need to get out of Brevard County...Oh I will today, heading to "Palatka".
Nov 21, 2007 01:15 AM #1
Lisa Hill
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LOL @ Palatka! hahahaa! I'm so sorry. You'd enjoy Ponce Inlet a lot more =)
Nov 21, 2007 03:41 AM #2
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Nice to know that somebody is watching out for those little buggers!
Jan 29, 2008 11:46 AM #3
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
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Georgina- They need all the help they can get.
Jan 29, 2008 12:28 PM #4
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
Hi, Lisa.  Nice job.  I love the "turtle crossing" sign.  It sounds like the sea turtle facility and Mary Keller are doing great things.
Feb 07, 2008 02:52 PM #5
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Jesse & Kathy- Alaska! Wow! You're a long way from where I am. Brrrrr! lol  I was walking around in a sleeveless top and sandals today. I don't think we're going to get a winter this year.
Feb 08, 2008 10:47 AM #6
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Lisa

Wow what a very fine post you have done.

There is a lot of thing to see and do down in FL

for sure.

I lived out side of Miami many many moon's ago.

I also want to thank ya for stopping by

my blog.

Have a good one




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