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Join us for Tweet Chat on Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

This year there has been an unprecedented number of sea turtles stranding on beaches from Massachusetts to Virginia due to "cold-stunning". ... Join Us for a Tweet-Chat to learn more about Cold-Stunning and how it affects sea turtles and what you can do to help!

NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle Stranding Coordinator Kate Sampson will be joined by our partners at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the New England Aquarium to answer your questions. 

Please join us
on Tuesday, November 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm  EST

@NOAANERfish, and tag with #coldseaturtle


More about the Experts:



Kate Sampson is the Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ Greater Atlantic Region. She collaborates with the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network and the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network to ensure timely, consistent, and thorough response to stranded, entangled, and dead sea turtles from Maine to Virginia. Kate has worked with stranded marine mammals and sea turtles for 18 years both in the stranding network and, for the last four years, with NOAA Fisheries. She has a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire and a M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. 




Kimberly Durham is the Rescue Program Director for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the New York State Sea Turtle Coordinator. Kim has worked with the Sea Turtle Stranding Network since 1991 and has extensive experience within the fields of sea turtle rehabilitation, forensic examinations and disentanglement.She has a B.S in Biology from the College of Brockport, State University of New York and currently instructs a Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation course at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.