EcoWatch Lecture Series: Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind: Tracking Neonate Sea Turtles on the High Seas

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library Boca Raton
DTL Community Room (All)

Event Details

Presented by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Reservations are recommended. Please call (561) 544-8605 to reserve. Program is for ages 13 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

In one short evening, discover the mysteries of the sea turtle “lost years” that Dr. Wyneken and her teams have been researching for many long years! Before satellite tracking, it was nearly impossible to determine what the first couple years of life held for hatchling sea turtles after that frantic dash from the safety of their nests to the open ocean. Satellite tracking has begun to unravel the mystery. Find out how.

Dr. Jeanette Wyneken is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Director of the FAU Marine Science Laboratory at Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex. Dr. Wyneken received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Illinois. She has more than 40 years of experience studying the biology, conservation, and health of sea turtles in the US and abroad. She has been working with sea turtles in Boca Raton for more than 25 years and enjoys friendly and productive collaborations with the Gumbo Limbo staff and volunteers.

Dr. Wyneken has a long history of successful collaborations with other biologists, educators and veterinarians that resulted in more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, 5 books, 24 book chapters. Dr. Wyneken has mentored to graduation 26 Master of Science students, 5 undergraduate honors students and 4 Ph.D. students. Dr. Wyneken currently has 4 Ph.D. students and 2 Master of Sciences students. At FAU, she teaches the Vertebrate Structure, Development, and Evolution, Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, and a variety of advanced topics in vertebrate biology including Ecological Developmental Biology, Environmental Sex Determination, and Marine Conservation Biology.
Event Type(s): Lecture
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (age 13-17)