Sea Turtle Rescue: Part of the Lecture Series Presented By Bob Michelson
June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Published underwater photographer/videographer Bob Michelson will share his expertise of many of New England’s marine life (sharks, sea turtles, whales, and much more) while incorporating his own photography of these amazing sea creatures. This series is suitable for all ages!
This lecture begins with a presentation on predator/prey relationships using our mounted 7½ foot long gold hammerhead shark named Bruce (yes, a real shark we caught fishing off of Florida 40 years ago). We then segue into a photography-based presentation showing all of the animals, both on land and underwater that live in and around the parks of Peabody. These include white-tailed deer, coyote, red fox, groundhog, chipmunk, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, and more. Underwater photos show largemouth and smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, chain pickerel, yellow perch, and others.
From early November through the end of December, young sea turtles are stranded along north facing beaches of Cape Cod. These “cold stunned” turtles are near death and suffer from pneumonia, injuries to their bodies, or both. This program follows photographer Bob Michelson, who was contracted by NOAA National Marine Fisheries service to document the entire process, from rescuing sea turtles along Cape Cod beaches through their medical care and rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) sea turtle facility in Quincy, to their release back into the environment. Exclusive underwater photos of turtles in the NEAq Giant Ocean Tank are included in this presentation.
Marine Life of New England
Monday, June 27, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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An in-depth photography-based presentation looking at the wide diversity and beautifully colored marine creatures that inhabit New England’s waters, this program includes a comparison of underwater habitats and their relationship with the marine species found in each habitat type. Learn about the delicate ocean food chain following microscopic Phytoplankton up to the 50-foot-long federally Endangered Northern Right and acrobatic Humpback Whales.