"Oiled sea turtle and dolphin care during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response"
Dr. Cara Field, Veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, will speak.
Dr. Field will be discussing some of the health and animal care issues that were encountered during oiled sea turtle and dolphin rescue as well as the obstacles to overcome to care for them long term, including diet, housing and transport. Some general background information about sea turtles and dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico (species, biology, significance), their ecological importance, and why long-term monitoring is important for these populations.
Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium. Enter gate to far right of main zoo gate. Parking plentiful and safe. (504) 780-8889. www.louisiana.sierraclub.org/neworleans -- The program is free and open to everyone. Doors open 6:30 PM. Program 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM