FAU Turtle Research Featured at the Museum of Discovery and Science



FAU sea turtle conservation research is featured at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Turtle Trackers exhibit. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., welcomed guests at the launch of the exhibit alongside MODS CEO, Joe Cox, at the Friday, Sept. 13 ribbon cutting. Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences and sea turtle researcher who works at the FAU Marine Research Lab is the scientist behind the research featured at MODS. Jeanette and other researchers at FAU are the first to show how moisture conditions inside the nest affect the development and sex ratios of turtles. Jeanette’s work with sea turtles helps us better understand the environment and provides fundamental science to aid in the conservation of sea turtles in South Florida, as well as nationally and globally. You can view the exhibit at MODS in Fort Lauderdale now through the end of the year. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton is home to the FAU Marine Research Lab where you can visit the lab and check out the variety of sea turtle research, such as gender-ratio of hatchlings, swimming mechanics, and more.

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