May 18, 2015
IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Dr. Bryan Wallace, Chief Scientist, The Oceanic Society and Marine Conservation Action Fund Grantee
Ever wondered what leatherback turtles do on their summer vacations? Dr. Bryan Wallace will show off actual leatherback home videos, which provide a turtle's-eye view of the underwater smorgasbord of massive jellyfish on which turtles gorge each summer in Nova Scotia to fuel their high-energy lifestyle. Dr. Wallace will explain how leatherbacks' summer activities allow them to acquire the energy they need to migrate and reproduce, how not all leatherback vacation destinations are the same, and why all of this matters for marine conservation.