Dr. Mansfield presents on the lost years of Sea Turtles, 7 p.m., Thurs., August 20, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney
Please join us as Dr. Kate Mansfield from the University of Central Florida presents “Tracking the sea turtle ‘lost years’” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM. Dr. Mansfield is a pioneer in satellite telemetry studies on wild sea turtles and will share her team’s work developing the techniques that resulted in the first ever satellite tagging of young, oceanic sea turtles throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic.
Dr. Kate Mansfield is the lab Director of the Marine Turtle Research Group (MTRG) and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Mansfield has spent the last 20 years researching the numerous aspects of the lives of sea turtles including their movements, migration, and habitat use. Dr. Mansfield’s most recent project, which garnered major media attention, was testing and deploying small-scale, solar-powered satellite tags on young sea turtles with the goal of describing their early dispersal and habitat utilization. With ocean field sampling sites in the northern Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic, Dr. Mansfield has been able to track the movements of four species of wild-caught sea turtles.
Lectures are free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking and reservations are not necessary.
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Center for Marine Studies at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine (located in the town of Marineland)