Sea Turtle Conservancy holds annual conference in Gainesville
Marine researchers and sea turtle enthusiasts are converging in Gainesville for the 15th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Conference. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tondrea Hadley spoke with Policy Coordinator for The Sea Turtle Conservancy, Gary Appelson about what people can expect from the conference and the current conditions of the sea turtle population.
The conference begins Friday evening at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday morning.
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