Where: The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI)
When: Thursday March 17th at 7:30pm
Who: Dr Mark Outerbridge
Bermuda once had a thriving sea turtle nesting colony, however years of targeted hunting by humans caused this rookery to collapse. Dr Mark Outerbridge, Wildlife Ecologist for the Department of Conservation Services, will present what is known about the history of sea turtle nesting on Bermuda’s beaches, which includes the heroic efforts made by a few people in the 1960s and 1970s to restock Bermuda with thousands of green turtle eggs from Costa Rica. This lecture will also describe a number of sporadic, natural nesting events recorded during the past 25 years and will end with a short sea turtle nesting video. During this lecture the audience will not only learn how to tell when a sea turtle has crawled upon a beach to nest but will be given the opportunity to participate in a beach monitoring programme.“
Tickets can be purchased at BUEI’s Oceans gift shop or by calling 294-0204 ($20 for members of BUEI and $25 for non-members).