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Join presenter Dr. Kate Mansfield for a discussion of the life history of the sea turtle, and the challeges of studying these long-lived, highly migratory animals.

Her research includes developing methods for satellite tracking oceanic stage juvenile sea turtles. This youngest sea turtle life stage is often referred to as the “lost years” because of the difficulty researchers face in tracking it.

Dr. Mansfield will describe her research that resulted in methods that are now being used to remotely track the very first oceanic stage sea turtles using solar-powered satellite tags.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meet and greet with the speaker, followed by a lecture at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Kaplan at linda@fklcc.org or (305) 396-7000.

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