Where Leatherback Sea Turtles Spend Summer Vacation (and Why It's Important)

MON, MAY 18, 2015 (1:06:36)

Ever wondered what leatherback turtles do on their summer vacations? Dr. Bryan Wallace will show off actual leatherback home videos, which provide a turtle’s-eye view of the underwater smorgasbord of massive jellyfish on which turtles gorge each summer in Nova Scotia to fuel their high-energy lifestyle. Dr. Wallace will explain how leatherbacks’ summer activities allow them to acquire the energy they need to migrate and reproduce, how not all leatherback vacation destinations are the same, and why all of this matters for marine conservation.

+ BIO: Dr. Bryan Wallace

Bryan Wallace works in wildlife ecology and conservation planning, particularly in protected resources biology and conservation, marine ecology, fisheries management, and ecophysiology. His professional background has spanned academia, international NGOs, and the for-profit sector. He has extensive experience leading and advising projects dealing with wildlife monitoring, assessments, and conservation planning, both internationally (mainly Latin America) and in the U.S.

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