Arts, Classes & Lectures, Film

Leatherback Turtle Day and Talk

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center
Sat Oct 14 10am - 7:30pm Ages: family friendly

About Leatherback Turtle Day and Talk

Join us for this FREE family-friendly event celebrating California's state marine reptile! This critically endangered species is the largest of the marine turtles, travelling upwards of 7000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to just off our shores in search of their food - jellyfish!

From 10am-5pm:
- Premiere of a new leatherback sea turtle film
- Leatherback costume dress up
- Live plankton viewing
- Enjoy leatherback artwork and kid activities

From 6-7:30PM:
Join us for an upcoming 25th anniversary speaker series "Sea Below the Surface" that will present the status and trends of key species, habitats, and resources of our sanctuary over the past 25 years. This four part series will feature local marine scientists and highlight our incredibly valued research partnerships that help to inform science conservation and resource protection within the sanctuary. Scott Benson (Marine Ecologist, NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center and Moss Landing Marine Labs), will present, “The Pacific Leatherback Turtle: Ocean Ambassador with an Uncertain Future.”

Free Event

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