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Updated information and details for the 2024 meeting will be coming soon.

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

FWC and Federal Partners

Time Presentations
9:00 Welcome. Ron Mezich, FWC
9:05 Update on 2022 Marine Turtle Nesting Season in Florida. Simona Ceriani, FWC
9:35 Update on Florida's Sea Turtle Stranding Trends. Allen Foley, FWC
9:45 Marine Turtle Management Update. Robbin Trindell, FWC
10:00 2022 Nesting Season Experiments. Tonya Long, Rachael Anderson, Simona Ceriani, Christina Frederick, Meghan Koperski, Colin Shea, Morgan Wideroff, and Robbin Trindell, FWC
10:15 Break
10:45 FWC Marine Debris Program Update. Jennifer McGee, FWC
11:00 Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for Imperiled Beach-Nesting Birds. Blair Hayman and Michelle van Deventer, FWC
11:15 Sea Turtle Updates from the Federal Side. Karen Frutchey and Barbara Schroeder, USFWS and NOAA
11:15 Florida Manatee Unusual Mortality Event. Michelle Pasawicz, FWC
11:30 Florida Manatee Unusual Mortality Event. Michelle Pasawicz, FWC
11:45 Questions from Morning Session
11:55 Permit Holder Tribute
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Wildlife Alert. Captain Patrick Walsh, FWC
1:45 Sea Turtle Species Composition and Abundance in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Rick Herren, David Godfrey, and Ray Carthy, STC and UF
2:00 A Half‑Century Of Demographic Changes in a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Foraging Aggregation During An Era Of Seagrass Decline. Peter A. Meylan, Robert F. Hardy, Jennifer A. Gray, and Anne B. Meylan, EC, FWC, and BZS
2:15 Perspective From Forty Years Of Sea Turtle Research In The Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Kate Mansfield and Erin Seney, UCF
2:30 Ghost Crab Impacts to Sea Turtle Nests and Hatchlings on Florida's Space Coast. Rylie MacDonald, Brandon Barton, James Roth, and Simona Ceriani, UM, UCF and FWC
2:45 Questions from Afternoon Session
2:00 Break

Marine Turtle Grant Presentations

Time Presentations
3:30 Sea Turtle Tag Update. David Godfrey, Sea Turtle Conservancy
3:50 What’s Inside? Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Sea Turtle Hospital Digital Radiography. Dr. Julie Cavin, Gulfarium C.A.R.E.
4:05 Sea Turtle Programs at the Broward County Marine Environmental Education Center. Derek Burkholder and Kelly Martin, Nova University
4:20 Using Survey123 And Trimble To Transform Sea Turtle Data Collection In Florida's State Parks. Leah Gerlock and Andrew Williams, Florida Park Service
4:35 The Efficacy of Mitigation Reefs for Marine Turtles, Karen Holloway-Adkins, East Coast Biologists, Inc.
4:50 Questions
5:00 Adjourn

BZS = Bermuda Zoological Society

EC = Eckerd College

FWC = Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

NOAA= National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

STC = Sea Turtle Conservancy

UCF = University of Central Florida

UF = University of Florida

UM = University of Manitoba

USFWS = U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service