ATLANTA (September 3, 2019) – Due to the likely impact of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the coast, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for many of Georgia’s coastal counties, including Glynn County, Ga. As residents are urged to move inland, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, Ga. evacuated all of their patients and staff.

The animals (a variety of sea turtles, loggerheads, box turtles, terrapins, and other animals), are expected to stay until the storm passes and it is safe for the patients and staff to return.

Georgia Aquarium is proud to offer a temporary home and uninterrupted care to these rescued animals and to work collaboratively with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a premier marine life rehabilitation, research and education facility. All admission fees and donations go to daily operations, upkeep and maintenance of the Center, as well as exhibit development, equipment, and all aspects of turtle care. To make a donation to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center please visit