Tuesday, August 17, 2021: Smithsonian Earth Optimism Webinar: Sea Turtle Rehabilitation at the National Aquarium (Online – Zoom)

Date: August 17, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21307

Sea turtle swimming over colorful coral reefs

Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Credit: Sean Chinn, Ocean Image Bank)

Discover what goes into rescuing endangered sea turtles, with Animal Rescue Director Jennifer Dittmar of the National Aquarium! All seven of the world’s sea turtle species are either threatened or endangered, though some are common, seasonal visitors to the mid-Atlantic and New England during warmer months. The National Aquarium has been rehabilitating sick and injured sea turtles for 30 years. But the conservation impact of this program reaches far beyond the waters of Maryland. The average sea turtle patient at the National Aquarium will travel more than 1,400 miles during rehabilitation—from the spot where it was stranded to its eventual release. On Aug. 17, Dittmar will reveal the complex, team effort to conserve critically endangered sea turtles.

This webinar is part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free evening lecture series. It will be recorded! By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to watch live and receive a link to the recording as soon as it’s ready.

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