Wildlife on Tap Lecture Series: Sea Turtles Around the Cape and Islands

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Date(s) - April 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Cape Cod Beer
Hyannis

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The Wildlife on Tap lecture series at Cape Cod Beer is a special event each winter where attendees can learn about wildlife over some fine beverages. Each presenter in the series is an expert in the field. Come have a beer and learn something new about some of Cape Cod’s majestic creatures from the charismatic individuals who have made it their life’s mission to protect.

April 25 Lecture: Sea Turtles Around the Cape & Islands
Presented By: Bob Prescott, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon

For over 30 years, Mass Audubon has been researching and rescuing sea turtles off of the beaches of Cape Cod. Most people don’t realize Massachusetts’ waters are the home of four species of sea turtles: leatherback, green, loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The Cape has long acted as a giant “net” trapping a variety of marine animals in the bay. Every year as ocean temperatures drop a cold wall forms preventing turtles from leaving the much warmer bay waters. The 2015 stranding season was the second largest ever recorded with 605 sea turtles getting cold stunned. In 2016 almost 500 sea turtles stranded between November 1st and the end of January. Come hear Bob Prescott explain how Mass Audubon rescues our sea turtles.

MA Audubon Member $10, Non-member $10
Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website: https://www.massaudubon.org/wildlife-on-tap



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