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Posted on: May 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Guest lecturer to present new research on sea turtles at the Mound House

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“Sea Turtles: New Research” by Kelly Sloankelly sloan

Cost is $7 for members and $12 for non-members. 

Reservations can be made by calling 239-765-0865. 

Reserve your spot now as space is extremely limited!  A small reception will precede the lecture. 

Kelly started working for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Marine Turtle Conservation Program in 2007, where she helped manage all aspects of sea turtle conservation in South Carolina. One of the main components of the program involved coordinating over 30 projects with 1,000+ volunteers in the statewide sea turtle nest protection and stranding network. 
 While working at the SCDNR she completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Her thesis focused on using barnacle growth as an indicator of the onset and duration of Debilitated Turtle Syndrome in loggerhead sea turtles.
 In the spring of 2013, Kelly joined a team of scientists on Long Island to characterize the response of endangered piping plovers to habitats created by Hurricane Sandy. Kelly accepted her current position as coordinator of the SCCF Sea Turtle Program in December of 2013.

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