New Bedford, MA 02740
The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior, Veterinary and Conservation Sciences held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. March’s talk is “Data-Logging Loggerheads: A story about sea turtles in the Greater Atlantic Region,” by Heather Haas, research fisheries biologist at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
This talk will start with a short description of the types of sea turtles present in the Greater Atlantic Region (offshore of Maine through North Carolina). Heather will discuss the types of data loggers that she and colleagues have placed on sea turtles in the region, focusing on a collaborative program that has placed more than 200 data loggers on loggerhead sea turtles. Photographs and video of the tagging process and turtles at sea will be presented, and the resulting data and its contribution to our understanding of sea turtle behavior and distribution will be discussed.
The format of the seminars will vary based on the topic and speaker, from lecture to problem based learning, and will be geared to inquisitive individuals who are eager to learn and ask questions. All attendees will receive a 15% off certificate for Not Your Average Joe’s which can be redeemed on the evening of each lecture.
Cost: $8 Buttonwood Park Zoo members; $10 nonmembers; Free to students with ID