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    In Search of Nesting Sea Turtles: New England Aquarium Dive Club January Meeting

    Presented by New England Aquarium Dive Club at New England Aquarium

    January 16, 2013

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    In Search of Nesting Sea Turtles: New England Aquarium Dive Club January Meeting

    Every summer, female sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs on the beach. In June 2011, staff and members of Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary embarked on an incredible educational journey to south Florida to search for nesting green, loggerhead, and leatherback sea turtles and meet the scientists that protect these endangered and threatened species.

    Education director Amy Fleischer will share the story...

    Every summer, female sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs on the beach. In June 2011, staff and members of Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary embarked on an incredible educational journey to south Florida to search for nesting green, loggerhead, and leatherback sea turtles and meet the scientists that protect these endangered and threatened species.

    Education director Amy Fleischer will share the story of their adventure through an illustrated presentation that details their evening patrols and interactions with scientists at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida Oceanographic Institution in Stuart, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, both in Naples – all of which have a role in protecting sea turtle nests, rescuing and rehabilitating injured or ill sea turtles, and promoting scientific study of sea turtles.

    Florida is home to a diverse array of wildlife and habitats, so bobcats, pelicans, manatees, alligators, dolphins, and more will all make cameo appearances. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary rescues cold-stunned sea turtles in the winter months, which are rehabilitated at New England Aquarium’s Quincy facility; an overview of these activities and the 2012 stranding season will conclude the talk.
    Meeting is held on the NEAq Harborside Learning Lab.


    New England Aquarium

    Central Wharf
    Boston, MA 02110

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free


    General Day and Time Info:

    Meeting starts at 6:30pm, speaker at about 7pm


    Phone: 000-000-0000

    Parking:

    The Aquarium does not own or operate any garages and all parking rates shown are subject to change without notice.

    Some parking tips:

    • The Boston Harbor Garage is the parking option closest to the Aquarium. Discounted validated rates are available for members, Whale Watch visitors and IMAX patrons. Less expensive parking is available in the area, especially on weekends and holidays—check the table and map below.
    • Park and take the T. Inexpensive parking is available at major MBTA stations around Boston. The Aquarium is located at the Aquarium stop on the MBTA Blue Line. It's a cost-effective option—and it's better for the environment!
    • School groups should review the special instructions for bus parking near the Aquarium.
       


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