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The Nature Talks: Helping Cold-stunned Sea Turtles Through Citizen Science

  • Moustache Brewing Co. 400 Hallett Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 United States (map)

We are excited to host The Nature Talks, a special series of talks held at Moustache Brewing Co. in collaboration with Christopher Paparo of Fish Guy Photos

Mattitaco will be on hand serving their tasty tacos!!!

"Helping cold-stunned sea turtles through citizen science"- presented by Maxine Montello of The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation

Long Island Sound and the Great Peconic Bay are known habitats for foraging juvenile populations of sea turtles within the southern barrier lagoons and eastern bays. Every winter, sea turtles strand throughout these habitats as a result of climate-related cold snaps that typically occur quickly in the late fall and lead to cold stunning, a physiological temperature shock similar to hypothermia. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation (RFMRP) is the sole rehabilitation facility for cold stunned sea turtles in New York, and responds to the second largest number of cold stuns in the Greater Atlantic Region. Join Maxine Montello, Rescue Program Director, and learn about the history of cold stunning events in New York and how you can help this critical species.