Party planned for EdgarFrom the September 15, 2010 Issue
PHOTO PROVIDED/MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
Edgar, a loggerhead sea turtle, will celebrate her 18th birthday at Mote Marine Laboratory on Sept. 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. with a party featuring cupcakes and family activities. Now more than 100 pounds, she arrived at Mote as a hatchling and is a permanent resident, as her unusually light pigmentation puts her at high risk for sunburn. The party will be at Mote’s Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center, 1703 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota. Admission is free with a Mote Aquarium ticket, which will be discounted to $5 after 1 p.m. Children 3 and younger and Mote members are free.