Saturday, March 24, 2012

SeaWorld Orlando Now Caring for Two Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings

SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team received two hawksbill turtle hatchlings earlier this week. They are approximately two months old.

The first was found at Melbourne Beach by a tourist and was dropped off at the Sea Turtle Preservation Society in Melbourne Beach, Fla. It weighs only 2 ounces and is nearly 3 inches long. The turtle was in lethargic and weak condition when it arrived.

The second turtle was found in Cocoa Beach and also brought to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. It weighs 2.5 ounces and is just over 3 inches long.

This turtle was covered with algae and fauna, as seen in the photo.

Both hatchlings were brought to SeaWorld for examination and continued care, including, feeding, giving fluids and around-the-clock observation and monitoring.
Because of their age and size, they’re living in a small brooder where the temperature is kept at a constant 84 degrees. They are in the water several times throughout the day but also spend time dry in order to conserve their energy. The turtles are taken home in their brooder each night by a turtle expert (aquarist) for middle-of-the-night feedings.
It’s a tough journey ahead but both turtles are looking better and are showing positive signs.Hawksbill turtles are endangered due to human exploitation and habitat degradation.This year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 10 sea turtles and released three. For more than 45 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has helped animals in need -- ill, injured and orphaned. More than 20,000 animals have been rescued by our experts. SeaWorld's animal rescue team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
There is a new game to play at the Magic Kingdom. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is a collectable card game that has people questing about the park doing battle with some of the Disney film villains. The card game is free to play and you can trade cards with other guests while in lines. The concept is that you must find portals placed throughout the park and do battles with the cards in your deck. Some cards make combos that can do more damage and some villains have weaknesses to certain attacks.So head out to the Magic Kingdom and get ready to have some fun.

Quick Facts:
Its free! You get a map, 5 cards, and a portal key.
The game starts at the fire station on Main street.
Use you key card to start each battle.
Each person can get a pack of tickets so you can build a deck with them all.
Combo's are the way to defeat villains fast.
There is a easy and hard mode.
If you beat the easy mode you will get more cards. (After defeating the last boss)
There is only one portal per location so be ready to stand in a short line.
The Sorcerers Crest is the back of the a card.
If you get lost, just place your key card at a portal to find where to go next.
Cards are color coded so you know how to make combos.
Stand on the Seal to do battle.