A friend in Miami used to visit Costa Rica for two weeks each year, joining others to protect sea turtle hatchlings making their way “home” [the ocean]. She’d mentioned leatherbacks but I always imagined them in warmer climes, not frigid North Atlantic waters.
I’ve been wrong—far too often. Each year, leatherback sea turtles migrate from Caribbean turquoise waters to the Canadian Maritime provinces for their favorite delicacy: jellyfish. The floor space of this tiny museum isn’t much larger than a leatherback that can weigh as much as 1,800 pounds. There’s a wealth of information for youngsters—and geezers, like me—in this one-room micro-museum open daily from 10:00–5:30, June through October. Each Saturday morning in July and August a free hands-on marine biology workshop for youngsters starts at 10:30.