Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Wayne Ledwell, Co-Director of Tangly Whales Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador, on the topic of “Helping Entangled and Stranded Whales & Sea Turtles.”

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free and open to the public, with a donation of $5 “gratefully accepted.”

The event promotion said, “Mr. Ledwell will tell us about a programme aimed at releasing entangled animals thus reducing costs to fishermen, including a brief history of this pioneering programme along with marine mammal and leatherback sea turtle occurrences off the dramatically beautiful island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador.

Helping Entangled and Stranded Whales & Sea Turtles Bermuda Feb 2019

“Entanglements of large whales in commercial fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, have been consistently recorded since 1979, as part of a program aimed at releasing captured animals and reducing costs to fishermen.

“Whale Release and Strandings is a non-profit group that responds to whale, leatherback sea turtles and basking sharks entrapped in fishing gear, ice entrapped or stranded on the shoreline.

“The group also conducts research projects and provides education outreach to fishers, community groups and schools on marine animal life in Newfoundland and Labrador waters.

“Wayne Ledwell, and his partner Julie Huntington, have been managing this group since 2000. His presentation will include a brief history of this pioneering program along with marine mammal and leatherback sea turtle occurrences off the dramatically beautiful island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador.

“For further information please contact Lisa Greene at elgreenebda@icloud.com or call 297-1804.

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