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Birch Aquarium At Scripps Evening Lecture Series: Sea Turtles Of Indonesian New Guinea

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Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture
Sea Turtles of Indonesian New Guinea
Geoffrey Gearheart, Scripps marine biology student

Little is known of the initial phase of the sea turtle's lifecycle, especially the critically endangered leatherback. Ocean surface currents play an important role as “conveyer belts” for hatchlings, but these strong swimmers might still be able to influence their trajectories at sea.

Join Scripps marine biology student Geoffrey Gearheart as he explains how scientists are determining the dispersal patterns and mechanisms of leatherback hatchlings of west Papua (Indonesia) and how this knowledge may help tailor more adequate conservation measures.

RSVP: 858-534-5771

Admission: Members are FREE, Public is $8

Birch Aquarium at Scripps: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037. Google Map

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