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March 2015 Social Night: Leatherback Sea Turtle Presentation

March 9, 2015

Leatherback sea turtles are the largest of all living sea turtles and the fourth largest modern reptile. They have the widest global distribution of all reptile species (possibly of any vertebrate), and inhabit all of the worlds oceans except the Arctic. But did you know that Leatherback sea turtles are threatened with extinction?

In honor of the Leatherback sea turtle, Pura Vida Divers will be hosting a Social Night on March 13th, 2015 to raise awareness for these amazing creatures. This is a FREE event!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a diver, surfer or beach goer, everyone is welcome to attend. So join us for an evening of socializing, delicious food, and Leatherback sea turtles.

Shana Phelan, Pura Vida Owner/Operator and Environmental Conservation Adviser, will be presenting. Topics will include: Leatherback ecology (habitat and behavior), “Sea Turtle Manners” (what we should and should not do when we see Leatherbacks locally), and what we all can do to protect Leatherback populations world wide. For more information about Shana Phelan, please see her bio at the bottom of this blog.

Our team will be providing drinks and appetizers, and guests are welcomed to bring a small covered dish of food to the Social Night. This way everyone is sure to have their favorite dish. This is not a requirement! If you are unable to bring a dish, please do not let the dish prevent you from coming.

We will also have a 50/50 cash drawing to raise money for The Sea Turtle Conservation League of Singer Island. So don’t forget to bring some cash!!

Itinerary for the Evening:

6:15 – 7:00 Happy Hour!
(Food, drinks and socializing)

7:00 – 7:45 Presentation by Shana Phelan

7:45 – 8:30 50/50 cash drawing

Please RSVP by Monday, March 9th, 2015
(561) 840-8750

To find out about our future Social Night Presentations please visit our 2015 Social Night & Events Schedule.