Salty Topics: Sea Turtle Migrations
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Sea Turtle Migrations
Join us for "Salty Topics", Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension sponsored Marine Science Speaker series at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.
Sea turtles are renowned for their reproductive migrations -- the travels that adults make from feeding grounds to nesting beaches. However, developmental migrations, those that take place before the animal matures, may be even more remarkable. Smaller animals cover greater distances and after decades eventually rejoin their reproductive population. Developmental migrations will be described and discussed in light of research programs in Bermuda and Panama and the relevant literature.
Dr. Peter Meylan is R.R. Hallin Professor of Natural Sciences at Eckerd College, where he is happily housed in the brand new James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences. With his wife, Dr. Anne Meylan (Florida Wildlife Research Institute, FWC, St. Pete), he has studied sea turtles in the field for more than 30 years. Other research interests include the herpetology of Florida, turtle phylogeny, and the biology and conservation of Florida turtles.
We are happy to host the series at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702, with refreshments donated from the Friends of Weedon Island (http://fowi.org).
6:45 p.m. Light Refreshments
7:00 p.m. Salty Topics
For more information please contact Libby Carnahan at (727) 453-6522
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
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When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.