SWCC hosting movie about the journey of a sea turtle June 25

June 21, 2009

seaturtle2Beat the heat and watch a cool movie about turtle’s 9,000 mile journey

A breathtaking film of a sea turtle’s 9,000-mile journey to lay her eggs on the beach where she was hatched will be presented by the South Walton Community Council at its public forum, June 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library in South Walton. The documentary is approximately 55 minutes.

Instinct was the only guide for the 30-year-old turtle on one of the longest journeys undertaken by any animal on land or sea.  From the west coast of Mexico to a small stretch of beach in Japan, the turtle encounters predators, typhoons and fishing nets, but never gives up.

The colorful underwater photography includes whales, sharks and some weird sea life.  The film is appropriate for children and adults.

This program is one of a series of monthly forums produced by the SWCC to educate the community on topics such as the environment, local government and energy resources.  For more information call Ella Caro, 231-6038.