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COLLABORATIVE STUDY OF GREEN TURTLE HEALTH IN LAKE WORTH LAGOON  

Green turtle
 

Lynda F. Rysavy | 12/14/2020


FAU's Harbor Branch Annie Page-Karjian, Ph.D., and collaborators at FAU’s Department of Biological Sciences, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Inwater Research Group, and East Coast Biologists, Inc. were awarded a grant for their project Green turtle health, biotoxin exposure, and foraging ecology in Lake Worth Lagoon, Florida.

 

This project focuses on relating green sea turtle health to HAB-associated biotoxins in the Lake Worth Lagoon system, an urbanized waterway in south Florida.

 

FAU Master's student Hunter Brown, pictured here, will use data from this project for his graduate thesis work on understanding the health effects of biotoxin exposure to free-ranging green sea turtles in Florida.

 

This project was funded in part by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants Program. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at www.helpingseaturtles.org.

Unfortunately, Semester By The Sea is on hold due to budget constraints. FAU Harbor Branch is currently seeking community supporters to resurrect this innovative program. For more information, contact  FAU Harbor Branch Director of Development  Amanda Nickeson at  412-296-1852.