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Lowell Lecture

Where Leatherback Sea Turtles spend Summer Vacation (and why its important)

Date & Time

May 18, 2015


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Dr. Bryan Wallace, Chief Scientist, The Oceanic Society and Marine Conservation Action Fund Grantee

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



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.