It’s time to celebrate our carapaced companions – it’s officially Turtle Week at the Two Oceans Aquarium! Join the experience from 20 to 26 May 2019 as they take you on a journey of turtle-themed family fun, learning and compassion for everyone’s favourite ocean wanderer.
Plus there’s a special screening of locally produced documentary Deep Blue \ Middle C on 24 May.
Why should we care about sea turtles?
Five of the seven species of sea turtle live in South African waters, and two of these – leatherbacks and loggerheads – nest on our beaches. Sadly, all five of these species are at risk of extinction due to humans. Plastic pollution is suffocating and choking hatchlings, unsustainable fisheries are catching and killing turtles as bycatch, poaching is destroying their eggs and climate change is affecting their migrations and their young.
We can only save turtles if we start working together now.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is committed to conservation and environmental education efforts that will help turtles in the wild and give a second chance to those that become injured or stranded because of humans.
“During Turtle Week, we’ll be showcasing our rehabilitation work, which has already received over 200 rescued loggerhead hatchlings in 2019. We’ll also be giving you a deeper look into the lives of turtles, what makes them so truly wonderful and what you can do to help protect them. You’re never too young or old to help a turtle – all ages welcome at Turtle Week.”
Take a shell-fie and you could win a behind-the-scenes tour for two!
Visit Two Oceans Aquarium between 20 and 26 May, take a photo in our giant turtle shell and you could win a behind-the-scenes tour for two! (Ts & Cs)
Screening of Deep Blue \ Middle C
Two Oceans Aquarium on 24 May 2019 for a special screening of locally produced documentary Deep Blue \ Middle C. This genre-bending film was inspired by and takes place on the west coast of South Africa – a place of profound meaning and impact for filmmaker Bryan Little who, along with a group of his friends, spent 10 days and 10 nights re-connecting with the wild and enigmatic part of South Africa’s coast.
WHEN: 24 May 2019 Time: 18h30 for 19h00
WHERE: Two Oceans Aquarium
TICKETS: R195 through Quicket (includes the movie and snacks for dinner)
Cash bar will be available
See also Cape Town Green Map