Mar. 3 Brown Bag Lunch: Plastics Ingestion by Post-Hatchling Sea Turtles
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
March 3, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
Join MRC and Nikia Rice from Mission: Clean Beaches at our March 3 Brown Bag Lunch to learn about recent research on the increasing issue of plastics ingestion by post-hatchling sea turtles. This event is free and open to the public.
This program will be presented by Mission: Clean Beaches, a local non-profit dedicated to raising marine litter awareness and action through beach clean ups, educational outreach, and quantitative plastics surveys on the local sea turtle nesting beaches. Come learn about this critical problem, Mission: Clean Beaches, and what we can do in our everyday lives to make a difference in our plastics pollution!
The event is free, so bring your friends and family! Register today using the button below!
Ms. Nikia Rice is a sea turtle biologist with over a decade of research experience working with marine turtles, coastal conservation, and performing coastal field work. Her research specializes in sea turtle ecophysiology with recent projects on sea turtle visual systems throughout development and diet composition of post-hatchling marine turtles, with a current focus on microplastics and mesoplastics ingestion by post-hatchlings.
This Brevard County event is free and open to the public; all attendees all attendees must register or RSVP. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. MRC’s Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch during the seminar! For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.