Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ursula, Earth Hour, and Ulumay News

A reminder to join us at the Ulumay Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony Saturday. See our Space Coast Eco Ulumay field trip report for directions.

Such good news about Ursula, the stranded juvenile green sea turtle rescued three weeks ago by Sea Turtle Preservation Society volunteers Ann Zscheile and Ursula Dubrick and rushed up to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet for rehab. Our update one week ago (see March 12 post) was discouraging, but tonight I received the following email from MSC employee Tammy: Ursula is doing great!!!! She is eating on her own :) And today was her last tube feeding. We are going to see how she does just on food....Keep your fingers crossed. You can also say that Ursula is in deeper water now! She currently has a roomate that goes by the name Martin. He came in as part of this epidemic going on - he too has started eating, and we dropped his tubing.
Our thanks to the crew at MSC for their competent, compassionate care and especially to Tammy for her photos and for keeping us informed.
According to my Live Earth newsletter, On March 28, at 8:30 pm local time, one billion people will go dark for Earth Hour. World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.
The same newsletter noted that Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day, an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the plight of the more than 1 billion people around the world that lack access to clean, safe drinking water.

2 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Great news about Ursula!

natureadvice said...

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