Posted On: July 12, 2023

Two green sea turtles will get a new lease on life when Marine Science Center staff releases them back into the ocean at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13. 

Weather and surf depending, the release will take place at the Beach Street Ramp in Ponce Inlet. Paid beach parking is available on the south side of the ramp, tide permitting. Viewers can also park without charge at the Marine Science Center and walk to the beach.

Silver Springs and Indiana Dunes stranded in Ponce Inlet on March 22 and April 24, respectively. Both were lethargic and underweight, tipping the scales at under six pounds each. Following rehabilitation and treatment with fluids, antibiotics and vitamins, Silver Springs now weighs in at 9.24 pounds and Indiana Dunes tips the scales at 7.04 pounds.

The Marine Science Center is open to the public at 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. Visitors may view the turtle hospital and explore a marine display area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Monday. For more information, visit or call 386-304-5545.