After Hours Lecture - The Young and the Restless: Tracking the sea turtle lost years

February 28, 2019
7pm
Location
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium
1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
Sea turtle with satellite tag

Until recently, little has been known about the oceanic stage of a sea turtle’s life - the years between when a baby sea turtle leaves its nest and when it returns to the coastline as a large juvenile. These “lost years” have long been the missing puzzle piece in our understanding of sea turtle life history. To fill in this gap, Dr. Kate Mansfield, Director of the University of Central Florida’s Marine Turtle Research Group and a VIMS alumna, uses innovative technologies (along with help from a local manicurist) to track young sea turtles during their oceanic years. Join us as Dr. Mansfield tells the life story of Atlantic sea turtles like no one else can.  

This is the February installment of the 2019 After Hours Lecture Series. Reservations to this free, public lecture are required due to limited space. After Hours lectures are designed for an adult audience. Call 804-684-7061 for further information.  

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Contact

VIMS Outreach, programs@vims.edu, 804-684-7061