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Cold Stun Lecture/Beach Monitoring

AMSEAS scientists will guide students on an interactive, educational walk on the beach. Students will be taught about the four species of sea turtles that utilize our waters seasonally and how human interaction threatens their lives during their time in our waters.

We will discuss the seasonal occurrence “cold stunning,” or hypothermia in sea turtles, and what the community can do to help as we work to protect these threatened and endangered species. Following the lecture we will walk the beach to learn how to monitor the beaches for hypothermic sea turtles, and remove harmful marine debris along the way. Students will be encouraged to practice what they’ve learned by continuing to monitor their local beach throughout the fall and winter “cold stun season.”

Where: Hallock State Park Preserve 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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