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2021 Agenda & Presentations

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Time Presentations
2:00

Arrival, Welcome and Introductions. Ron Mezich, Imperiled Species Management Section, FWC

2:10

Update on 2020 Marine Turtle Nesting Season in Florida. Simona Ceriani, FWC

2:40

Update on Florida’s Marine Turtle Stranding Trends. Sue Schaf, FWC

2:55

Marine Turtle Management Update. Sarah Barrett, FWC

3:10

Wildlife Alert Update. Travis Franklin, FWC

3:30

FWC Marine Debris Program. Jennifer McGee, FWC

3:45

Question and Answer Session

4:00

Adjourn for the day

FWC - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Tuesday, February 9th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Workshop
Disorientation and ONA Survey123 Reporting (to begin @ 4:15PM)

Wednesday, February 10th, 9:00am-11:00am

Time Presentations
9:00

Welcome. Robin Boughton, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, FWC

9:05

Federal Government Update. Barbara Schroeder, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

9:20

Using Satellite Tags to Measure True Clutch Frequency of Nesting Leatherback Turtles and Monitor Post-Season Movement. Kelly Martin, Florida Leatherbacks Inc.

9:35

Life On Loggerheads: An Integrated Epibiosis Study to Assess Foraging Behavior, Reproductive Success and Habitats Of Northern Gulf of Mexico Loggerheads Nesting at St. George Island. Ian Silver-Gorges, Jeroen Ingels, and Mariana Fuentes, Florida State University

9:50

Loggerhead Turtles in Northeastern Florida: Insights from Mitochondrial DNA and Nesting Dispersal. Brian Shamblin1, Simona Ceriani2, Scott Eastman3, Mary Duffy4, Mark Dodd5, Michelle Pate6, Matthew Godfrey7, and Campbell Nairn1  

10:05

Sea Turtle Tag Update. David Godfrey, Sea Turtle Conservancy

10:15

Immune Gene and Pathogen Drivers of Fibropapillomatosis in Florida Juvenile Green and Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Anna Savage, Katie Martin, and Kate Mansfield, University of Central Florida

10:30

Establishing a Sea Turtle Protection Zone (STPZ). Katie O'Hara, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Cynthia J. Lagueux and Cathi L. Campbell, University of Florida

10:45

Project: S.H.E.L.L.: Immersive Storytelling as a Conservation Tool. Daniel Pimentel8, Ronald Baez9, Kevin Berriz8, Dylann Turffs8, and Sandeep Varry9.

10:55

Questions and Answers

11:00

Adjourn

Wednesday, February 10th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Workshop
Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (to begin @ 11:15AM

1 Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

2 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

3 Florida Department of Environmental Protection

4 Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc

5 Eastman Environmental

6 SCDNR Marine Turtle Conservation Program

7 NC Wildlife Resources Commission

8 Oregon Reality Lab, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon

9 Yellow Wood Immersive