22nd Annual Florida Marine
Turtle Permit Holder Meeting

February 22- 24, 2019
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld,
Orlando, FL

22nd Annual Florida Marine
Turtle Permit Holder Meeting

February 22- 24, 2019
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld,
Orlando, FL

Meeting Agenda - February 23, 2019

9:00 to 9:05

Welcome, Carol Knox, Leader, Imperiled Species Management Section, FWC

9:05 to 9:15

Conservation Successes and Future Challenges for Wildlife Management in Florida. Melissa Tucker, FWC

9:15 to 9:35

Update on 2018 Marine Turtle Nesting Season in Florida. Simona Ceriani, FWC

9:35 to 9:45

Update on the Model Lighting Ordinance and Wildlife Lighting Program. Luke Davis, FWC

9:45 to 10:00

Update on Florida's Sea Turtle Stranding Trends. Morgan Wideroff, FWC

10:00 to 10:15

A Broad Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Mammalian Predation on Loggerhead Nests in Florida. Luciano Soares, FWC

10:15 to 10:30

FWC Marine Turtle Management - What's Up? Robbin Trindell, FWC

10:30 to 11:00


11:00 to 11:30

Sea Turtle Updates from the Federal Side: NOAA and USFWS. Ann Marie Lauritsen, FWS and Barbara Schroeder, NOAA

11:30 to 11:40

FWC Turtle Tech - Introducing Disorientation and Obstructed Nesting Attempt (ONA) Reporting Apps. Tonya Long, FWC

11:40 to 11:55

Sea World Marine Turtle Rescue Program. Jon Peterson, Sea World

11:55 to 12:00

Questions for Morning Session

12:00 to 1:30


1:30 to 1:45

The Florida Shorebird Alliance: Advancing Shorebird and Seabird Conservation Through A Statewide Network of Local Partnerships. Jean Olbert, FWC

1:45 to 2:00

Reclaim Our Coasts: Making Progress from the Florida Keys to the Panhandle. Cynthia J. Lagueux1, Cathi L. Campbell1, Kristin Ebersol2, Alan B. Bolten1, and Karen A. Bjorndal1

2:00 to 2:15

Turtles to-go: Empowering Scientists to Become Educators. Rebecca Mott, Inwater Research Group

2:15 to 2:45

Strikes by Watercraft and Red Tide: Assessing Two Major Mortality Factors of Sea Turtles in Florida. Allen Foley, FWC

2:45 to 3:00

Ask the Agency: Questions for FWC, FWS, NOAA, or Speakers

Submit a question for the Ask the Agency Session

3:00 to 3:30 (Silent Auction Ends 3:30)


Marine Turtle Grant Presentations

3:30 to 4:00

Sea Turtle Tag Update. David Godfrey and Gary Appelson, Sea Turtle Conservancy

4:00 to 4:15

Assessing Different Sea Turtle Nest Protection Measures against Coyotes. Natalie Montero and Mariana Fuentes, Florida State University

4:15 to 4:30

Long-term Variability in the Feeding Habits of Kemp's Ridley Turtles in the Ten Thousand Islands. Jeffrey R. Schmid, Jeffrey A. Seminoff3, and Gregory A. Curry, Conservancy of Southwest Florida

4:30 to 4:45

Teens for Turtles. Debbi Stone, Florida Aquarium

4:45 to 5:00

Effect of the Fire Ant Pesticide Hydramethylnon (AMDRO©) on the Nest Survival and Hatchling Orientation of Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Heather E. Smith, Shelby R. Hoover, Michael Salmon, Heather Seaman, Christina M. Coppenrath, Sarah E. Hirsch, and Justin R. Perrault, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

5:00 pm


FWC= Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
FWS = U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3NOAA = National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
1Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
2Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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