Beginning on Wednesday, local artists will begin creating an aquatic mural series for Sea Turtle Inc.’s new educational complex.
The murals will be painted on the sea turtle tanks that house the nonprofit’s non-releasable sea turtles. These residents serve as educational ambassadors to their species and have their forever home at Sea Turtle Inc.
“The murals will bring our visitors closer to the underwater environments in our area and enhance their educational experience,” executive director Jeff George said in a press release. “All of the turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc. have unique stories to tell, and the art commissioned for the turtles will be another impactful educational tool.”
There are five resident tanks which will be completed in phases. The first tank that will be painted is home to Gerry, an Atlantic green sea turtle who has made several television appearances. Gerry’s 56,000-gallon aquarium mural art will be completed in one week.
By ALANA HERNANDEZ Staff writer