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During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Until further notice, all OneNOAA seminars will be presented via remote access only. This will be true even if the seminar was originally listed with a physical location. If you have questions about attending a specific seminar, please reach out to the Seminar Contact listed in the seminar's calendar entry.

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21 September 2020

Title: A Model for Service Delivery and Decision Support for NOAA
Presenter(s): Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information
Date & Time: 21 September 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Sponsor(s):
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Science Seminar

Seminar Contact: Bill Sjoberg (bill.sjoberg@noaa.gov)

Presenter(s):
Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate ServicesDirector, Eastern Region, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information

Abstract:
NOAA has been transforming from a scientific and technologically constrained set of products and services, to valuing user needs as a critical input for developing useful, actionable information. Timely and specific user needs are essential inputs for advancing and deploying new technologies, models, tools, and resources. In NOAA, and in many of our partner organizations, there is a focus on the path between Research and Operations. In this talk, we emphasize stretching that path to include Services as a central tenet for bridging the gap all the way from the user needs to the product development lifecycle, to the evaluation of the user's use of the information. The NOAA Service Delivery framework describes a consistent approach that will enhance NOAA's delivery of water-related services, and could also be applied to other NOAA initiatives that cite the need to understand and apply user needs to guide product and service development. Institutionalizing and integrating these processes to align with other weather-, ocean-, coast-, climate-, and fisheries-related initiatives and activities will better equip NOAA to fulfill its vision of developing and sustaining resilient ecosystems, communities and economies.Remote Access
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22 September 2020

Title: The Sediment-bound Contaminant Resilience and Response (SCoRR) Strategy – A framework for evaluating potential environmental contaminant exposures
Presenter(s): Daniel Jones, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, Utah
Date & Time: 22 September 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Via webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
The Sediment-bound Contaminant Resilience and Response (SCoRR) Strategy -
A framework for evaluating potential environmental contaminant exposures

Presenter(s):
Daniel Jones, Geographer, US Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, Utah
Co-author: Timothy Reilly, USGS

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series; coordinators for this seminar include Mark.Osler@noaa.gov, Pamela.Braff@noaa.gov, and Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/scorr/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
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Abstract:
In response to Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed the Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) strategy to define baseline and post-event sediment-bound environmental health (EH) stressors (https://toxics.usgs.gov/scorr). The strategy includes a tiered decision-support tool, field survey methods, and geospatial screening tools for rapid and systematic local to regional-scale assessments of potential contaminant exposures. Foundational data used in the strategy include potential contaminant sources to ecological and human health, stakeholder submitted assets (key habitats, study locations, etc.), and historic storm vulnerabilities. The strategy was designed to accommodate variable data types and quality and is easily adaptable. While initially developed to evaluate vulnerabilities associated with coastal storms and flooding, the strategy has since been applied to inland areas, varied sample media, and other disaster scenarios. Of note has been a recent application to oil and gas-related hazards in the Northeast Region, which included an extensive multi-state stakeholder data compilation effort.Assembled data provides extensive accounting of stakeholder assets (e.g., key habitat, study locations, recreation) and their associated vulnerabilities to potential contamination from oil and gas-related activities. Ongoing work will expand upon previous data compilation efforts to other geographies, disaster scenarios, and focused contaminant hazards, and will continue to develop EH vulnerability metrics for each new data compilation. Key to these efforts is the identification of new federal, state, and local stakeholder priorities nationwide to apply the strategy to, ultimately leading to nationally consistent datasets and EH vulnerability metrics.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar
Presenter(s): Florida Climate Center, ADECA Office of Water Resources, USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center, US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District
Date & Time: 22 September 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Florida Climate Center, ADECA Office of Water Resources, USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center, US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District

Sponsor(s):
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Auburn University Water Resources Center

Seminar Contact: Meredith Muth (meredith.muth@noaa.gov)

Access here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3343275517350002704

Abstract:

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar is part of a monthly (twice a month during drought status) webinar series designed to provide stakeholders, water-resource managers, and other interested parties in the ACF region with timely information on current drought status, seasonal forecasts and outlooks, streamflow​ conditions and forecasts, groundwater conditions, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir conditions.

Recordings:
Yes, you can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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Title: NEDTalk-A Social Science Perspective of Disaster Impacts on Latino and Indigenous Migrant Communities
Presenter(s): Dr. Michael Mendez, Environmental Policy and Planning, UC Irvine
Date & Time: 22 September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
NEDTalk- A Social Science Perspective of Disaster Impacts on Latino and Indigenous Migrant Communities

Presenter(s):
Dr. Michael Mendez, University of California, Irvine.

Sponsor(s):
NOAA NESDIS NEDTalk
Seminar Contact: lyric.prince@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
To see a presentation, join the Q&A session via Adobe Connect, click here and follow the prompts to "enter as a guest."URL: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/noaa-interview/More info on DataFest and NEDTalks: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/nedtalks Date/Time: September 22, 2 PM EDT

Abstract:
As climate change advances, communities across the United States are adapting to the increased threat of wildfires, drought, heatwaves, and hurricanes. Such disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe. Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand how these events amplify existing inequalities, and how to lessen the resulting harms. Differences in human vulnerability to disaster stem from a range of social, economic, historical, and political factors. Undocumented Latinx and Indigenous migrants are disproportionately affected by racial discrimination, exploitation, economic hardships, language discrimination, and fear of deportation in their everyday lives" their pre-disaster marginalized status. Dr. Mendez will discuss the increasing severity of disasters and the need to understand the differential impacts on undocumented migrants to improve disaster planning to protect the most vulnerable populations.

Bio(s):
Dr. Michael Mendez is an assistant professor of environmental policy and planning at the University of California, Irvine. He previously was the inaugural James and Mary Pinchot Faculty Fellow in Sustainability Studies at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Mendez has more than a decade of senior-level experience in the public and private sectors, where he consulted and actively engaged in the policymaking process. This included working for the California State Legislature as a senior consultant, lobbyist, gubernatorial appointee, and as vice-chair of the Sacramento City Planning Commission. His new book “Climate Change from the Streets,” published through Yale University Press (2020), is an urgent and timely story of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy.​Dr. Mendez contributed to state and national research policy initiatives, including serving as an advisor to a California Air Resources Board member, and as a participant of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's workgroup on “Climate Vulnerability and Social Science Perspectives.” Most recently, he was appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS). He also serves as a panel reviewer for the National Academies of Sciences' Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP).
New Article: The (in)visible victims of disaster: Understanding the vulnerability of undocumented Latino/a and indigenous immigrants, through Geoforum.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718520301925
Recordings: Webinar will be posted on NOAA Satellites' YouTube
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Title:
New
Increasing Industry Ocean, Weather and Climate Observations: The World Ocean Council SMART Ocean-SMART Industries Program
Presenter(s): Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council
Date & Time: 22 September 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

POC: NOAA Central Library, library.seminars@noaa.gov

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6119514892984665100


Presenter(s):
Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council

Abstract:
Ocean industries operate tens of thousands of vessels and platforms, and a million km of submarine cables, all with the potential for cost effectively collecting information, often in data poor areas. An industry-led system for strategic and sustained data collection is needed. The World Ocean Council (WOC) brings together all ocean industries and its WOC “SMART Ocean-SMART Industries” program is a comprehensive structure and process to foster and facilitate scaling up data that industry can provide by hosting or deploying instruments or sharing previously collected data.

Key Takeaways:
  1. Ocean industries have a large number of vessels, platforms and cables that can cost effectively collect ocean weather and climate data.
  2. A comprehensive system of engaging companies and brokering interaction with the science community is needed to scale up industry data collection and sharing.
  3. There are opportunities for accelerating industry involvement in observations through a partnership between NOAA and the World Ocean Council “SMART Ocean-SMART Industries” program.


Bio(s):
Paul Holthus founded the World Ocean Council - the Global "Blue Economy" Business Organization, an international leadership alliance on ocean sustainable development, science, and stewardship that brings together investment, shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, oil/gas, and offshore renewables for leadership, collaboration and action. Paul held senior positions with UNEP and other international organizations and is a regular speaker at ocean and business events around the world.

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Title: An Overview of NOAA's Fiscal Year 2021 Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) Funding Opportunity for Potential Applicants
Presenter(s): David Kidwell, Director, NOAA NCCOS Competitive Research Program, and Trevor Meckley, Program Manager, NOAA NCCOS Effects of Sea Level Rise-ESLR-Competitive Research Program
Date & Time: 22 September 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
An Overview of NOAA's Fiscal Year 2021 Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) Funding Opportunity for Potential Applicants

Presenter(s):
David Kidwell, Director, NOAA NCCOS Competitive Research Program; and Trevor Meckley, Program Manager, NOAA NCCOS Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) Competitive Research Program

Sponsor(s):
NOAA NCOS Competitive Research Program. Points of contact are Trevor.Meckley@noaa.gov and for webinar questions, Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/eslr/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
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Note: A recording of the webinar will be made available afterwards; contact
Trevor.Meckley@noaa.gov

Abstract:
The NOAA Competitive Research invites potential applicants to join a webinar on the FY21 Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR)federal funding opportunity. The funding opportunity is soliciting proposals to evaluate and quantify the ability of natural and nature-based features (NNBF)to mitigate the effects of sea level rise (SLR) and inundation (storm surge,nuisance flooding, and/or wave actions). This FFO will support research to inform adaptation planning and coastal management decisions in response to SLR and coastal inundation, through advancement of models of physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple sea level rise, inundation, and management scenarios, including evaluation of nature based solutions. The opportunity has two focal areas; coastal resilience and surface transportation resilience, which will be described in detail in the webinar.​ Two to four projects are expected to be funded in each focal area for a length of 2 to 4 years. Projects will be fundedfor $200 to $400 thousand a year for the coastal resilience focal area and $200to $500 thousand a year for the surface transportation resilience focal area. The webinar will discuss the ESLR program and the funding opportunity due dates and requirements. There will be an opportunity to ask clarifying questions at the end of the webinar. More information on the funding opportunity, a link to the full funding opportunity description,and a recording of this webinar after the event, can all be found on the ESLR Program's website.

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23 September 2020

Title: Complementary Uses of GEO and LEO Satellite Data in Alaska
Presenter(s): Carl Dierking, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Date & Time: 23 September 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Carl Dierking
Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

Sponsor(s):
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA Team

Seminar POC for questions: tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu or sean.bath@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
https://uaf-accap.org/event/september2020-vaws/

Abstract:

The National Environmental Satellite Data Information Service (NESDIS) which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates a number of satellites for monitoring the earth's environment. These satellites are divided into two types of orbiting strategies.

Geostationary (GEO) satellites orbit at the same speed and direction as the earth's rotation. Their fixed position relative to the earth provides continuous monitoring of the development and movement of weather systems, however to synchronize with the earth's rotation their orbit is quite distant from the surface and centered over the equator. This results in degraded resolution and parallax displacement in the high latitudes like Alaska. The newest generation of GEO satellites can take observations as frequently as every 30 seconds.

Polar-orbiting satellites travel from pole to pole covering a new swath of the earth with each pass. They are positioned much lower than geostationary satellites and are often referred as Low Earth Orbiting or LEO satellites. LEO satellites are usually sun-synchronous, covering the entire globe twice a day (once ascending and once descending) and passing over the same point around the same time each day. They have much higher resolution imagery than GEO and minimal parallax, however even with multiple LEO satellites and orbital trajectories converging over northern latitudes, the coverage for Alaska is less frequent than GEO. LEO satellites are often equipped with additional sensors, such as passive microwave which is able to see through clouds.

For Alaska, LEO and GEO satellites have advantages and disadvantages, however other traditional observation networks are sparse in the state, so it is important to utilize the best qualities of each platform to fully diagnose and monitor hazardous natural events. This presentation will show several examples of how data from each of these satellite platforms can be complementary in this process.
Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find them here (https://uaf-accap.org/events/about-accap-webinars/)

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Title: Ocean Observing Prize: Opening the DEVELOP Competition
Presenter(s): Carrie Schmaus, Technology Manager at the Water Power Technologies Office, Department of Energy & Michelle Harris, Knauss Fellow, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, IOOS
Date & Time: 23 September 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

POC: NOAA Central Library, library.seminars@noaa.gov

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7304589416077220875


Presenter(s):
Carrie Schmaus, Technology Manager at the Water Power Technologies Office, Department of Energy & Michelle Harris, Knauss Fellow, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

Abstract:
The Powering the Blue Economy™: Ocean Observing Prize challenges innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our ability to collect the data needed to understand, map, and monitor the ocean. This joint prize is led by the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) program at NOAA, further supported by The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Bio(s):
Carrie Schmaus is a MRE (marine renewable energy) Technology Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy and a 2018 Young Professional Leader at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Before spending two and a half years with WPTO as a NOAA Knauss Fellow and ORISE Fellow from 2018-2020, she worked as a research fellow at the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Her master's is from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington.

Michelle Harris is a NOAA Knauss Fellow in the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office within NOAA NOS. Prior to the start of her fellowship, she completed her MS in Geography from the Wind-Induced Nearshore Dynamics (WIND) Lab at the University of South Carolina where she focused on coastal and aeolian geomorphology, remote sensing/GIS, and coastal management.

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24 September 2020

Title: NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 10: AI/ML for Post-Processing and Data dissemination, Part 2
Presenter(s): V. Balaji - NOAA/GFDL, Maike Sonnewald - NOAA/GFDL, Damien Pierce, Yusef Shafi, Lily Hu, Anudhyan Boral - Google Research, Mihai Alexe - Spire Global
Date & Time: 24 September 2020
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 10: AI/ML for Post-Processing and Data dissemination, Part 2 Chairs: Nikunj Oza (NASA), Allen Huang (UW-Madison)

Presenter(s):
The role of machine learning in a seamless modeling approach from weather to climate time scales - V. Balaji (NOAA/GFDL)Elucidating Ecological Complexity: Unsupervised Learning determines global marine eco-provinces -Maike Sonnewald (NOAA/GFDL) Accelerating Google's Flood Forecasting Initiative with Tensor Processing Units - Damien Pierce, Yusef Shafi, Lily Hu, Anudhyan Boral (Google Research)Predicting global cloud ceiling values with machine learning - Mihai Alexe (Spire Global)
Panel Discussion - Panelists: Science Committee Members

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4866135408377793805
Recordings:
Recordings will be posted at:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop_agenda.php
usually the day after the session.

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Title: A Risk Assessment of Microplastics and Associated Contaminants in Coastal Environments and Seafood in American Samoa
Presenter(s): Dr. Beth Polidoro, Associate Professor of Marine Conservation and Environmental Chemistry, Deputy Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Arizona State University
Date & Time: 24 September 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
A Risk Assessment of Microplastics and Associated Contaminants in Coastal Environments and Seafood in American Samoa
Seminar 1 of 4 in the Series - NOAA Marine Debris Research Webinar Series: Addressing the Ecological Risks of Microplastic

Presenter(s):
Dr. Beth Polidoro, Associate Professor of Marine Conservation and Environmental Chemistry, Deputy Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Arizona State University

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series and NOAA Office of Response and Restoration; coordinators for this seminar are Amy.Uhrin@noaa.gov and
Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
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Abstract:
Solid waste disposal is a massive concern among Pacific Island nations. With severe limitations in land area, in combination with the lack of reuse or recycling options, many near-shore marine ecosystems across Oceania are severely impacted by locally derived marine debris, including plastics, microplastics and associated chemical contaminants. In order to catalyze improved solid waste management and plastic use policies, the potential ecological and public health risks must be clearly identified and communicated. In this case study, we will present results from a community-based, screening-level ecological and public health risk assessment of microplastics and associated contaminants in American Samoa. The multiple challenges and benefits of conducting field and laboratory-based risk assessments in collaboration with community groups in data poor regions will also be discussed. We will highlight best practices and suggested methods to return results to a variety of local partners for the purposes of improved regulation, educational outreach, and longer-term community conservation efforts. As seafood is an important source of protein in American Samoa and other Pacific Island nations, this case study can provide a framework for community, scientific or regulatory agencies working in data-poor regions to conduct screening-level risk assessments using in-situ environmental monitoring studies at the local or regional scale.

Bio(s):
Dr. Beth Polidoro is an Associate Professor of Marine Toxicology in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). She also serves as the Deputy Director of ASU's Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, and as a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Marine Conservation Committee. Her primary research interests are in risk assessment, environmental chemistry and applied toxicology within the context of marine and freshwater biodiversity conservation, human health and sustainable development. Currently, she works on various environmental conservation initiatives and community-based risk assessments in southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania. She also supports a long-term monitoring project for plastics and other pollutants in urban aquatic resources in metro-Phoenix.

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Title: New Mexico Weather Outlook Monthly Webinar
Presenter(s): Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist
Date & Time: 24 September 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speakers
Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist

Sponsor(s):
NOAA, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), USDA Southwest Climate Hub, New Mexico Climate Center, Quivira Coalition, Santa Ana Natural Resources

Seminar Contact: Joel Lisonbee (joel.lisonbee@noaa.gov)

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7590421755382798093

Abstract:

These monthly webinar presentations will provide information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands. Agricultural producers and land managers are encouraged to attend. The webinars will take place on the 4th Thursday of the next 4 months (June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24).

Recordings: You can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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Title: Dams and Sediment in the Hudson
Presenter(s): Sarah Fernald, Research Coordinator, Hudson River NERR; Brian Yellen, Geologist, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date & Time: 24 September 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

Dams and Sediment in the Hudson

Presenter(s):

Sarah Fernald, Research Coordinator, Hudson River NERR; Brian Yellen, Geologist, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NERRS Science Collaborative

To Register: Visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1865879338166282000

Seminar Contact:
dwight.trueblood@noaa.gov or nsoberal@umich.edu

Abstract:

Hundreds of dams built on tributaries of the Hudson River estuary have outlived their usefulness. Removing these relic dams is a priority for the state of New York in order to improve aquatic habitat connectivity, restore fish spawning grounds, and reduce the risk of dam failure. To better understand how sediment released by dam removals in the Lower Hudson River watershed will affect the 240 km-long estuary, including the potential for dam-derived sediments to help build tidal wetland resilience in the face of sea level rise, the Dams and Sediment in the Hudson (DaSH) project brought together a collaborative team of scientists and stakeholders to research key questions and provide practical tools to regulators and practitioners.

In this webinar, project team members will highlight how their multidisciplinary approach " which combined field observations with analyses of sediment transport, and integrated feedback from a broad coalition of stakeholders " allowed them to answer questions about how dam removal will impact conditions in the estuary. They will share some surprising findings about marsh development and accretion and introduce a tool they developed that allows engineers and regulators to estimate the amount of sediment stored behind a dam and assess preliminary impacts of sediment release following dam removal. To learn about their findings and tools visit http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/Ralston16.

About the speakers:
Sarah Fernald is a marine scientist and is responsible for managing long term monitoring and research at the Hudson River NERR (See: program). Sarah ensured alignment between this project, her reserve and NY state's management needs, and helped translate results for regulators. Leveraging her reserve's long term monitoring data, she helped compare sediment dynamics during recent extreme weather events with a hypothetical dam removal.

Brian Yellen is a geologist that specializes in watershed processes and the movement of water and sediment (See: bio). For this project, Brian led the sediment core sampling behind dams and in tidal marshes. He found that sediment supply to marshes in the Hudson River is high enough to keep pace with sea level rise, and human-made structures accelerate marsh formation. Brian also led the development of the dam sediment estimation tool.

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28 September 2020

Title: NEDTalk- Climate, Flooding, and Money
Presenter(s): Jim Blackburn, The Baker Institute/SSPEED, Rice University
Date & Time: 28 September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
NEDTalk- Climate, Flooding, and Money

Presenter(s):
Jim Blackburn, Baker Institute Faculty Scholar/Co-Director of SSPEED, Rice University

Sponsor(s):
NOAA NESDIS NEDTalk.Seminar Contact: lyric.prince@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
To see a presentation, join the Q&A session via Adobe Connect, click here and follow the prompts to "enter as a guest."URL: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/noaa-interview/More info on DataFest and NEDTalks: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/nedtalks Date/Time: September 28, 2 PM EDT

Abstract:
Mr. Blackburn's topic is “Climate, Flooding, and Money”, and he will present a survey of his recent work including the creation of a proposed U.S. standard for soil carbon storage transactions and trying to understand how Houston will (or will not) adapt to the flooding challenges represented by climate change and the “big one”. This work is in association with the Severe Storm (SSPEED) Center and the Baker Institute at Rice University in Houston. In this presentation, Mr. Blackburn will discuss both difficulties of and strategies to improve communications and thinking regarding climate change which is a central element in both the evolving carbon standard and flooding in Houston. Among other things, Mr. Blackburn has discovered that discussing monetary implications of climate can help move the conversation forward, particularly in the area of carbon emission reduction and storage.

Bio(s):
Jim Blackburn is a professor in the practice of environmental law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, teaching courses in sustainable development and environmental law. He is also a practicing environmental lawyer with the Blackburn & Carter law firm in Houston and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute. At Rice, he serves as the co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (SSPEED) Center and as director of the undergraduate minor in energy and water sustainability. At the SSPEED Center, Blackburn has been responsible for the development of landscape-scale green space solutions for surge damage mitigation, including the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area, a web-based ecological services exchange, and structural alternatives. He is the author of “The Book of Texas Bays” (Texas A&M University Press, 2004), which focuses on the environmental health of bays in Texas and efforts undertaken to protect them. He has received various public service awards, including the Barbara C. Jordan Community Advocate Award from Texas Southern University in 2007, the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation in 2001, and the Bob Eckhardt Lifetime Achievement Award for coastal preservation efforts from the Texas General Land Office in 1998. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary membership by the American Institute of Architects for legal work associated with urban quality of life issues in Houston. Blackburn received a B.A. in history and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in environmental science from Rice University.
Recordings: Webinar will be posted on NOAA Satellites' YouTube
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Title: California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Presenter(s): Andrea Bair, National Weather Service Western Region, Shrad Shukla | California Nevada Applications Program, UC Santa Barbara, Dan McEvoy | Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute
Date & Time: 28 September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):

Drought & Climate Update
Andrea Bair | National Weather Service Western Region

Drought & Climate Outlook
Shrad Shukla | California Nevada Applications Program, UC Santa Barbara

Projected Changes in Reference Evapotranspiration in California and Nevada: Implications for Drought and Wildland Fire Danger
Dan McEvoy | Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute

Sponsor(s):
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), California Nevada Climate Applications Program, National Weather Service, Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara

Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6198673126304875533

Seminar Contact: Amanda Sheffield, NIDIS, amanda.sheffield@noaa.gov

Abstract:

It's been a difficult summer in CA/NV with the heat, drought, devastating wildfires, and smoke. According to the September 8 U.S. Drought Monitor, 71.4% of CA/NV is in drought, including 10.5% in Extreme Drought (D3). It's still the dry season and the wildfire potential is typically elevated through October. This webinar will provide an overview of the current conditions and outlook for the fall as well as present results from a timely project on "Projected Changes in Reference Evapotranspiration in California and Nevada: Implications for Drought and Wildland Fire Danger." The project was funded by NIDIS and led by a team with CNAP, a NOAA RISA team.

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2020 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).

Recordings: You can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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29 September 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: Earth System Modeling and Fisheries Applications
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Charlie Stock, NOAA/OAR/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Date & Time: 29 September 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Earth System Modeling and Fisheries Applications

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Charlie Stock, NOAA/OAR/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Remote Access:

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Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of September conditions and a discussion on GFDL's modeling expertise and applications to fisheries and ocean management issues.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title: Understanding the Role of Unmanned Systems in NOAA with the NOAA R&D Database
Presenter(s): Ishrat Jabin, NOAA EPP Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Scholar
Date & Time: 29 September 2020
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

POC: NOAA Central Library, library.seminars@noaa.gov, and Laura Newcomb laura.newcomb@noaa.gov

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5613444874963372560


Presenter(s):
Ishrat Jabin, NOAA EPP Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Scholar

Abstract:
Autonomous systems can both augment traditional manned observing systems, as well as serve a unique role not possible with traditional platforms. At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), autonomous systems are in use for numerous applications in both the Great Lakes and marine environment, including fisheries applications. Starting in 2017, NOAA began efforts to systematically catalog all research and development (R&D) projects in the agency in the NOAA R&D Database (NRDD). Using the NRDD, we examine where and how unmanned systems are in use at NOAA in contrast to traditional platforms, including ship-based measurements.

Bio(s):
Ishrat Jabin is a second year's master's student at the City College of New York. Her background is in Environmental Engineering and is presently a NOAA CESSRST Scholar and my research is focused on California cash crops and their impact on watersheds. For her NERTO internship in OAR's Office of Science Support she performed analyses on NOAA's R&D portfolio and contributed to NOAA R&D Data Science Community of Practice and used these tools to inform management decisions and analyze trends.

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Title: NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 11: Poster Session I
Presenter(s): Elhadi Abdalla - NTNU
Date & Time: 29 September 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 11: Poster Session I Chair:
Kevin Garrett, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR

Poster Session, First Hour Registration (Lightning Round Overview):
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1085573527921302541

Poster Session, Second Hour Registration (Slack Channels with Presenters):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQtwDJcUwuhty9_BE57RWp6RXVI0FgDIkDPwOljNK6A7wdNA/viewform

Presenter(s):
Modelling runoff from green roofs using Deep Neural Networks - Elhadi Abdalla (NTNU)
Fine-Delineated Tropical Cyclone Detection from Geostationary Satellites and IBTrACS data using Advanced Neural Networks- Ata Akbari Asanjan (Universities Space Research Association)Pixel-wise Deep Sequence learning for wildfire spread prediction in Alberta, Canada- Xinli Cai (University of Alberta)
Using deep super-resolution for high resolution precipitation images- Xinli Cai (University of Alberta)
Upwelling Prediction in the eastern coast of Korean Peninsula using LSTM- Jin Yong Choi (KIOST)
Lightning prediction in the Atlantic offshore region -John Cintineo (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Spatiotemporal Fusion of NASA ECOSTRESS and NOAA GOES-16 for Study of the Urban Thermal Response - Harold Gamarro (NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies)Connecting ocean physical and biogeochemical properties with the spatial distribution of mesopelagic fish abundance -Donglai Gong (Virginia Institute of Marine Science - William & Mary)The hunt for red tides: Deep learning algorithm forecasts shellfish toxicity at site scales in coastal Maine - Isabella Grasso (Clarkson University)
Using Data Mining Decision Tree Method to Identify the Optimal Fire Detection Thresholds - Yingxin Gu (IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)
Application of Advanced Deep Learning Algorithms in Precipitation Estimation from Multiple Sources of Information - Negin Hayatbini (University of California, Irvine)
Low Cloud Detection for the GOES ABI using a Random Forest Classifier - John Haynes (CIRA / Colorado State University)3D Convolutional Deep Learning for Coastal Fog Predictions -Hamid Kamangir (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)
Neural Network-Based Estimations of Phytoplankton Biomass and Primary Production in the Upper Ocean and Forecasting Capability: A Hybrid Approach -Hae-Cheol Kim (UCAR at GFDL)
Verification of a Machine Learning Algorithm in the Prediction of Flash Flooding - Mark Klein (NWS/Weather Prediction Center)
Utilizing CNN's to produce Quantitative Precipitation Estimates -Micheal Simpson (University of Oklahoma)
Refining aerosol optical depth retrievals over land by constructing the relationship of spectral surface reflectances through deep learning: application to Himawari-8 - Tianning Su (UMD)

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
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Recordings:
Recordings will be posted at:
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Title:
New
Explore Deep-Sea Coral Communities off the West Coast in Real Time without Going to Sea
Presenter(s): West Coast Education Team for the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: 29 September 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
West Coast Education Team for the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7316278324245416462

Abstract:
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is partnering with Ocean Exploration Trust remotely aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus to seek out new discoveries on little known regions of the deep sea along the North American West Coast. Scientists on board Nautilus and on shore participating via telepresence will conduct research that focuses on deep-sea coral habitats and an extensive octopus aggregation in our national marine sanctuaries. Most of the world's deep ocean remains largely unexplored, leaving significant gaps in knowledge needed to manage and protect ocean resources and to understand and predict future change. Learn about deep-sea coral resources that are available for teachers and students to understand these important deep-sea communities and opportunities to explore alongside researchers during the expedition.

More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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30 September 2020

Title:
New
Right Whales and Shipping: Using Corporate Responsibility to protect right whales from ship strike
Presenter(s): David Wiley, Research Coordinator and Michael Thompson, Geographer; NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Date & Time: 30 September 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Right Whales and Shipping: Using Corporate Responsibility to protect right whales from ship strike

Presenter(s):
David Wiley, Research Coordinator and Michael Thompson, Geographer;
NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series; coordinators for this seminar are Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
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Abstract:
Lethal injury from collisions with large vessels is a major problem inhibiting the recovery of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. To aid recovery the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration promulgated the Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule, which created Seasonal Management Areas (SMAs)requiring large ships slowing to 10 knots or less in specific time/areas. To encourage compliance with the two SMAs that overlap the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the sanctuary and NMFS initiated a corporate responsibility project. The concept of corporate responsibility involves companies increasing their commitment to behaviors that benefit society, such as slowing to safeguard right whales, and acknowledging positive corporate behavior. Since 2015, we have used the US Coast Guard's automatic Identification system (AIS) to track vessels through the two SMAs. We used these data to grade ships based on the percent SMA distance traveled at compliant speeds as follows: A+: 99 - 100% compliance and mean speed =<10 kts;
A: 90 - 98.9% compliance or mean speed =<10 kts. & meanspeed least compliant transit =< 10kts;
B: 80 - 89.9% compliance or mean speed =<10 kts. & meanspeed least compliant transit <10.5 kts;
C: 70 - 79.9% compliance or mean speed 10 -10.5 kts. & meanspeed least compliant transit 10.5 - 11 kts;
D: 60 - 69.9% compliance or mean speed >10.5 kts. &meanspeed least compliant transit >11 kts;
F: <60% compliance or mean speed >11 kts. and mean speedleast compliant transit >11.5 kts. Report cards were sent to each ship and to the companies using the ships, with addresses provided by the US Coast Guard. Ships and companies receiving A+ or A grades were sent a certificate acknowledging their positive behavior. In 2015 72% (146/203) of ships received certificates. In 2019 86% (118/145) of the companies and 85% (175/211) of the ships received certificates. Reaction from specific companies will be provided. This project is now used as a model for similar programs in west coast sanctuaries and around the world.

Bio(s):
David Wiley and Michael Thompson team to investigate living marine resources in NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Their work ranges from using biotelemetry to investigate the underwater behavior of large whales and the habitat use of seabirds to the ecosystem function of forage fish and climate change impacts to the sanctuary. The report card method they developed to track shipping compliance received the Society for Marine Mammalogy's award for Excellence in Scientific Communication.

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1 October 2020

Title:
New
NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 12: AI/ML for Models Parameterization, Emulation, and Hybrid Model/AI Construct, Part 1
Presenter(s): Jeremy McGibbon - Vulcan,Jiali Wang - Argonne National Laboratory, Carlos Gaitan - Benchmark Labs, Po-Lun Ma - PNNL, Alex Belochitski - IMSG at NOAA/NCEP/EMC
Date & Time: 1 October 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 12: AI/ML for Models Parameterization, Emulation, and Hybrid Model/AI Construct, Part 1 Chairs: Vladimir Krasnopolsky (NOAA/NCEP/EMC), Kayo Ide (UMD)

Presenter(s):
First steps toward a machine-learning based moist physics parameterization by coarse-graining - Jeremy McGibbon (Vulcan)

Precipitation downscaling using conditional super-resolution based deep neural network- Jiali Wang (Argonne National Laboratory)

Operational In-Field Forecasting using Online Sequential Extreme Learning Machines- Carlos Gaitan (Benchmark Labs)

Representing Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Using Machine Learning Techniques in Energy Exascale Earth System Model- Po-Lun Ma (PNNL)

Robustness of NN Emulations of Radiative Transfer Parameterizations in a State-of-the-Art GCM- Alex Belochitski (IMSG at NOAA/NCEP/EMC)

Panel Discussion - Panelists: Science Committee Members

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5465778263841479437Recordings:
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Title: Linking habitat to recruitment: evaluating the importance of pelagic Sargassum to fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): Frank Hernandez, Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
Date & Time: 1 October 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Linking habitat to recruitment: evaluating the importance of pelagic Sargassum to fisheries management in the Gulf of MexicoSeminar 10 of 13 in NOAA's RESTORE Science Program Seminar Series: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Presenter(s):
Frank Hernandez, Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's NOAA RESTORE Science Program Seminar Series and National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinators are Andrew.Lade@noaa.gov and Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
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Abstract:
Sargassum is a holopelagic brown algae found in the surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico. The accumulation of Sargassum biomass along convergence features provides refuge and foraging habitat for many marine species in an otherwise featureless open ocean. Among the fishes associated with Sargassum are the juvenile stages of managed species, such as Gray Triggerfish, Greater Amberjack, and Tripletail, among others. Sargassum is designated as Essential Fish Habitat, yet our understanding of the nursery function of Sargassum for juvenile life stages of these fishes is lacking, and managers know little about the environmental factors that drive variability in Sargassum abundance and distribution. In this presentation I will present updates from an on-going NOAA RESTORE project that is evaluating the importance of Sargassum to fisheries, and our efforts to develop a standardized Sargassum habitat index that can be used in population assessments of managed fish species that rely on Sargassum during the early life stages. Habitat indices are developed using both vessel-based and remote sensing observations, and are related to the recruitment of juvenile fishes (e.g., age-0 Gray Triggerfish). The variability in trophic ecology for several target species is also described, with an emphasis on the biological and oceanographic drivers of food web dynamics. Understanding the relationships between Sargassum and managed fish species is increasingly important, given the potential impacts of additional Sargassum biomass entering the Gulf of Mexico from recent blooms in the central Atlantic and Caribbean.

Bio(s):
Dr. Frank Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Coastal Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include the biology and ecology of marine fish in early life stages (eggs, larvae, and juveniles), and the oceanographic and environmental factors that determine their abundance, distribution, and survival to adult stages. Dr. Hernandez is a Louisiana native, and has been involved with fisheries research in the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. He has a BS degree in Zoology from LSU, a MS degree in Marine Biology from UNCW, and a PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from LSU.

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Title: Estimating Catch Misreporting in a State-space Stock Assessment Model
Presenter(s): Dr. Charles Perretti, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Research Fishery Biologist
Date & Time: 1 October 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar ONLY
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

POC: NOAA Central Library, library.seminars@noaa.gov, and Kristan Blackhart, kristan.blackhart@noaa.gov

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7391445337052946704


Presenter(s):
Dr. Charles Perretti, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Research Fishery Biologist

Abstract:
State-space stock assessment models have become increasingly common in recent years due to their ability to estimate unobserved variables and multiple sources of error. Given these features, they may be able to estimate the unobserved process of misreported fishery catch. I describe recent research examining whether the state-space assessment model SAM is able to estimate misreported catch in a simulated fishery. I present results from a factorial experiment testing three formulations of SAM, including a new approach utilizing a random walk model of misreporting, and show the impact of misreporting on important stock assessment output.

Bio(s):
Dr. Charles Perretti is a Research Fishery Biologist at the NEFSC in Woods Hole, MA. He is the lead stock assessment scientist for Gulf of Maine cod and haddock. His research interests include improving stock assessment methods, ecological forecasting, and model validation.

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7 October 2020

Title: Ecosystem Modeling for Fisheries Management in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter(s): David Chagaris, Professor, IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, University of Florida and Dr. Igal Berenshtein, Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami
Date & Time: 7 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Ecosystem Modeling for Fisheries Management in the Gulf of Mexico
Part of NOAA's RESTORE Science Program Seminar Series: Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Presenter(s):
Dr. David Chagaris, Assistant Professor, IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, University of Florida, and Dr. Igal Berenshtein, Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami

Sponsor(s):
NOAA RESTORE Science Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Points of contact are Andrew.Lade@noaa.govand for webinar questions, Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

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Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to integrate information on ecosystem stressors and predator-prey interactions into the assessment and management of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Two existing trophic-dynamic ecosystem models for the GoM were updated and expanded. The first is an ecosystem model of the West Florida Shelf (WFS), that focuses on reef fish species and red tides. The second model is a Gulf-wide (U.S. territorial waters) ecosystem model that focuses on federally managed species, the role of forage fish, and effects of bycatch. Both models utilize the Ecopath with Ecosim and Ecospace (EwE) modeling software package. In the WFS EwE model, a new feature was added to enable estimation of red tide mortality over space and time, while accounting for potential bloom avoidance and effects of food web impacts on recovery times. An important output from this model is a time series of red tide mortality that can be incorporated into reef fish stock assessments and can also inform projection scenarios used by managers to set annual catch limits. The Gulf-wide EwE model focuses on Gulf menhaden and generates time series of predation mortality for stock assessment and presents managers with the tradeoff between menhaden harvest and predator populations. Primary end users of these tools include stock assessment scientists, scientific advisory committees, and state and federal fisheries managers. Input from end users was obtained during an initial scoping workshop and we remained engaged with our end users by providing updates opportunistically during routine meetings. In the case of Gulf menhaden, our end user engagement efforts highlighted constraints and limitations in their management structure, impeding immediate uptake of the ecosystem information. Over the next year, we will finalize ecosystem model outputs to upcoming stock assessments and management actions for gag grouper, scamp, gray snapper, and Gulf menhaden as well as the recently initiated Gulf Fishery Ecosystem Plan.

Bio(s):
Dr. David Chagaris is a research assistant professor at the IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, University of Florida. Dr. Chagaris is a quantitative fisheries scientist that analyzes datasets and develops population dynamic and ecosystem models that incorporate environmental drivers, food web dynamics, and habitat interactions in order to understand how fisheries resources and marine ecosystems respond to fishing and environmental change. Those models are then used to improve population assessments, screen policy options for unintended consequences, evaluate ecosystem effects of natural and anthropogenic perturbations, and develop new management reference points that account for ecosystem interactions and the uncertainty therein. Dr. Chagaris is also currently a member of the Gulf Council SSC, the Gulf Council Ecosystem Technical Committee, and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Ecological Reference Points workgroup.Dr. Igal Berenshtein is a postdoctoral research associate at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, and the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Dr. Berenshtein is a quantitative marine ecologist working on the broad aspects of ecological and environmental questions by integrating analytical approaches, such as biophysical modeling, behavioral experiments, empirical studies and ecosystem modeling. Igal has completed his first Postdoc at the university of Miami working on Marine pollution and larval dispersal, and he is now in his second post-doc position at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, working on ecosystem modeling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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8 October 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 8 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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Title: Delayed Release of the Modernized National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)
Presenter(s): Dr. Dru Smith, National Geodetic Survey
Date & Time: 8 October 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Location: NOS - NGS - GoToMeeting 2 - corbin.training.center, SSMC3 - Large Conference Room - 8836
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Delayed Release of the Modernized NSRS

Presenter(s):
Dr. Dru Smith, National Geodetic Survey

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey. POC: Steve Vogel, National Geodetic Survey

Remote Access:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2512684640527236875

Abstract:

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is announcing a delay in the release of the modernized National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). NGS is currently conducting a comprehensive analysis of ongoing projects, programs, and resources required to complete NSRS modernization and will continue to provide regular updates on our progress.

Intermediate Technical Content Rating: Some prior knowledge is helpful.

Visit the NGS Webinar Series website to register, sign up to receive monthly webinar notices, and learn more: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/science_edu/webinar_series/.

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9 October 2020

Title:
New
NEDTalk- Environmental Justice and "Acts of God"
Presenter(s): Aerica Banks, Environmental Policy Expert and Social Justice Advocacy
Date & Time: 9 October 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series



Title:
NEDTalk- Environmental Justice and “Acts of God”



Presenter(s):
Aerica Banks, Environmental Policy Expert and Social Justice Advocacy



Sponsor(s):
NOAA NESDIS NEDTalk.

Seminar Contact: lyric.prince@noaa.gov



Remote Access:
To see a presentation, join the Q&A session via Adobe Connect, click here and follow the prompts to "enter as a guest."

URL: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/noaa-interview/

More info on DataFest and NEDTalks: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/nedtalks

Date/Time: October 9, 10 AM EDT



Abstract:
What does environmental justice mean during and after a storm? Environmental and tech policy expert Aerica Shimizu Banks explains how one's environment and the weather are just as much a consequence of racial and colonial legacies webbed on our laws through an analysis of hurricanes since 1970. We call storms and other natural disasters acts of God, but they are as similarly influenced by actions on earth as the vulnerable communities that bear the consequences of their increasing intensity.



Bio(s):
Aerica Shimizu Banks is a tech policy expert, inclusion innovator, and champion of women of color entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Shiso, a consultancy that applies an intersectional equity lens to tech, policy, and business solutions. She was named a Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine and a Forbes 30 Under 30 list Social Entrepreneur. She: founded Pinterest's DC office and led federal affairs; led diversity and equity initiatives on Google's legal team and served as the Black small business liaison for the DC area; co-founded BEACON: The DC Women Founders Initiative; was a political appointee in the Obama Administration; and advanced environmental justice policies in Washington state. She holds a MSc in Environmental Policy from Oxford University and a BA in Environmental Studies and Public Affairs from Seattle University. Learn more about her at aerica.co.

Recordings: Webinar will be posted on NOAA Satellites' YouTube

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15 October 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 15 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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Title:
New
NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 13: AI/ML for Data Fusion/Assimilation, Part 1
Presenter(s): John Williams - IBM Weather, Jason Hickey - Google, Stephen Penny - NOAA PSD/CIRES, Michael Pavolonis - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
Date & Time: 15 October 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 13: AI/ML for Data Fusion/Assimilation, Part 1 Chairs: Peter Jan van Leeuwen (CSU), Steve Penny (NOAA PSD/CIRES)

Presenter(s):
Overview of AI activities at IBM Weather- John Williams (IBM Weather)

Overview of AI activities at Google - Jason Hickey (Google)

Integrating AI/ML with Data Assimilation for Prediction Applications at NOAA - Stephen Penny (NOAA PSD/CIRES)

Automated Analysis of Satellite Imagery in Support of Severe Weather Nowcasting - Michael Pavolonis (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR)Panel Discussion - Panelists: Science Committee Members

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1544839535487414539Recordings:
Recordings will be posted at:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop_agenda.php
usually the day after the session.

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20 October 2020

Title:
New
Out of sight, but not out of mind: investigating the risk of nano- and micro-pollutants in bivalve shellfish
Presenter(s): J. Evan Ward, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn
Date & Time: 20 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Out of sight, but not out of mind: investigating the risk of nano- and micro-pollutants in bivalve shellfish
Seminar 3 of 4 in the Series - NOAA Marine Debris Research Webinar Series: Addressing the Ecological Risks of Microplastic


Presenter(s):
J. Evan Ward, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn
Co-Authors:
Kayla Mladinich, MSc, Graduate student, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn
Bridget Holohan, MSc, Research assistant, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn
Sandy Shumway, PhD, Professor emeritus, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series and NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration; coordinators for this seminar are Amy.Uhrin@noaa.gov and
Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/micro-pollutants/event/registration.html
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Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
Many pollutants are readily apparent in the environment. Spilled oil, plastic bottles, and plastic bags are easily seen and their impacts on marine organisms well known. There are, however, pollutants that cannot be seen, but have contaminated marine waters worldwide. This presentation will focus on two unseen pollutants of emerging concern: 1) manufactured nanoparticles (titania) found in sunscreens and other personal care products,and 2) microplastics that arise from the weathering and fragmentation of plastic debris. Under controlled laboratory conditions, bivalves were exposed to several types of titania nanoparticles and microplastics with different characteristics (i.e., size, shape, surface charge, surface wettability), and the most frequently ingested, rejected, and egested types determined. With these data, we are characterizing how bivalves interact with particulate pollutants, and are developing a numerical model that can predict which types are most likely ingested and how long they are retained in the animals' tissues.

Bio(s):
J. Evan Ward is the Head of the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Delaware in 1989, receiving the College's E. Sam Fitz Award for greatest aptitude for professional development in marine studies. Ward was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award and two Fulbright Foreign Scholarships. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Panama (2004) and University of Exeter in the UK (2011). Ward also served as the lead PI and director of one of NOAA's Oceans and Human Health training consortium, focusing on interdisciplinary research and training in coastal-ecosystems & human health. In 2013, he was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. For the past 30 years, Ward has studied the environmental physiology of marine, suspension-feeding invertebrates. Recently, his research has focused on capture, ingestion and elimination of microplastics and nanomaterials by commercially important species. Ward has published over 85 scientific papers and book chapters and serves on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

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22 October 2020

Title:
New
NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 15: AI for Innovation: New Ways to Exploit Environmental Data, Part 1
Presenter(s): Sebastian Lerch - KIT, Tyler Christensen - NOAA/NOS/IMO, Shruti A. Upadhyaya - CIMMS, Ming Zhong - Microsoft, Philippe Tissot - Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Date & Time: 22 October 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 15: AI for Innovation: New Ways to Exploit Environmental Data, Part 1 Chairs: TBD

Presenter(s):
Neural Networks for Postprocessing Ensemble Weather Forecasts - Sebastian Lerch (KIT)

What is "AI-Ready" Open Data? - Tyler Christensen (NOAA/NOS/IMO)

Investigating the potential of Convolution Neural Networks (CNN) for precipitation quantification from GOES-R satellite observations - Shruti A. Upadhyaya (CIMMS)

Improving Passive Acoustic Monitoring Applications to the Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whale - Ming Zhong (Microsoft)

Leveraging NWP for Operational Machine Learning Predictions for Coastal and Environmental Stakeholders - Philippe Tissot (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)

Panel Discussion - Panelists: Science Committee Members

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8855380198384043019Recordings:
Recordings will be posted at:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop_agenda.php
usually the day after the session.

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Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 22 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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Title: Giant Seabass: Kings of the Kelp Forest
Presenter(s): Dr. Ryan Freedman, Research Ecologist, NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Date & Time: 22 October 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Dr. Ryan Freedman, Research Ecologist, NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7239334497593642766

Abstract:
Giant Seabass are a species of large fish that live in the cool waters off the coast of California. This fish is the top predator of the kelp forest ecosystem, but the population has been low because of overfishing. Thanks to government protections in California, Giant Seabass are beginning to return to Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA is working with other groups to study them. The fish is unique because scientists believe it uses sounds to communicate. NOAA is working to record these sounds in the wild and study how these fish move around Santa Barbara Island, a small offshore island in the sanctuary.

More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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29 October 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: Drought Projects for the NE DEWS
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Dan McElvoy, Desert Research Institute, Art DeGaetano, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, and Matt Petkewich, US Geological Survey
Date & Time: 29 October 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/Drought Projects for the NE DEWS

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Dan McElvoy, Desert Research Laboratory,
Art DeGaetano, Northeast Regional Climate Center,
Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team, with
Matt Petkewich, U.S. Geological Survey.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Remote Access:

Please register here. After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either Google, IE or Edge on Windows, or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat and the Q/A windows.

Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of October conditions and a panel of speakers reviewing the projects they're working on related to drought in the Northeast Drought Early Warning System (New England and New York). These projects are, or were, supported by NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 29 October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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Title:
New
NOAA AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science - Session 16: AI/ML for Post-Processing and Data dissemination, Part 3
Presenter(s): Laura Dobbs - Microsoft, Yun Fan - NCEP/CPC, Manuel Castellote - NOAA AFSC and UW, Sunyoung Kim - NIMS, KMA
Date & Time: 29 October 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
Description:

OneNOAA Seminar Series

Title:
AI Workshop - Leveraging AI in Environmental Science -
Session 16: AI/ML for Post-Processing and Data dissemination, Part 3 Chairs: TBD

Presenter(s):
AI and Clouds at Microsoft - Laura Dobbs (Microsoft)

Improving CFS Precipitation and 2m Temperature Anomaly Outlooks from Week-1 to Week-6 with Machine Learning- Yun Fan (NCEP/CPC)

Shifting to AI for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of the Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whale - Manuel Castellote (NOAA AFSC and UW)

Precipitation prediction from radar data using deep learning - Sunyoung Kim (NIMS, KMA)
Panel Discussion - Panelists: Science Committee Members

Sponsor(s):

AI Workshop Science Committee:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop.php
Seminar Contact: Stacy Bunin, Stacy.Bunin@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Please register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5493025262133451019Recordings:
Recordings will be posted at:
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/meeting_2020AIWorkshop_agenda.php
usually the day after the session.

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2 November 2020

Title:
New
What Has Happened at Hanauma Bay Without Direct Human Impact?
Presenter(s): Sarah Severino, University of Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
Date & Time: 2 November 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Sarah Severino, University of Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1594633118402444560

Abstract:
Hanauma Bay located within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is one of the most famous and popular visitor destinations in all of Hawaiʻi. During normal times, Hanauma Bay attracts over over three million visitors per year and suffers greatly from overuse. Hanauma is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District (the first of several established in the State of Hawaiʻi). Visitors are required by law to refrain from mistreating marine animals or from touching and walking on the coral reefs.However, since March 2020, the Bay has been closed to all public uses. This has allowed researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology to study the impact of humans on the park's diverse marine life. Join Ms. Severino as she discusses what researchers have learned so far and how this data can add to our knowledge of what happens to marine protected areas when human uses are taken out of the equation.More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

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5 November 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 5 November 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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6 November 2020

Title:
New
The Occurrence of Humpback Whales Across the Hawaiian Archipelago Revealed Through Acoustics
Presenter(s): Dr. Marc Lammers, Research Coordinator at NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Date & Time: 6 November 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Dr. Marc Lammers, Research Coordinator at NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8498167562172672271

Abstract:
This presentation will describe recent fluctuations in the presence of humpback whales in Hawai'i over the past several years and the science being conducted to understand these trends. Dr. Marc Lammers will describe the application of novel tools to understand the occurrence of humpback whales in remote habitats, including the use of a Wave Glider and machine learning algorithms to detect the presence of whales in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/
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12 November 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 12 November 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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19 November 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: El Nino Observations for the Eastern Region
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center
Date & Time: 19 November 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/El Nino Observations for the Eastern Region

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Remote Access:

Please register here. After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either Google, IE or Edge on Windows, or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat and the Q/A windows.

Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of November conditions and a discussion on conditions that set up El Nino and potential impacts to the Eastern Region.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 19 November 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
Send an email to
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26 November 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 26 November 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
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30 November 2020

Title:
New
The Cultural Significance of Humpback Whales in Hawaiʻi
Presenter(s): Solomon Pili Kahoʻohalahala, seventh generation native Hawaiian descendant, kupaʻāina, from the small island of Lānaʻi
Date & Time: 30 November 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Remote Access Only
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Solomon Pili Kahoʻohalahala, seventh generation native Hawaiian descendant, kupaʻāina, from the small island of Lānaʻi

Sponsor(s):
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

Remote Access:
Register for webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8591043309396061454

Abstract:
Whales are known as koholā in Hawaiian and have long had a place in the Hawaiian culture. The Kumulipo creation chant speaks about the birth of the whale, “Hanau ka Palaoa noho i kai” (born is the whale living in the sea). The koholā was believed to be a manifestation of Kanaloa, the god of the ocean, and is said to be responsible in helping the Polynesians discover the Hawaiian Islands. Join Solomon Pili Kahoʻohalahala as he shares that whales are also revered as ‘aumakua (spiritual protector) to specific families and were generally viewed as divine beings.

This presentation is in celebration of November, which is Hoʻi Koholā (Return of Humpback Whale Month).More information on the National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series.html

Are our seminars recorded? Yes, you can find our webinar archives, copies of the presentation slides, and other educational resources at: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
Send an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word 'subscribe' in the subject or body. Visit the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series website for more information. https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/seminars/

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3 December 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 3 December 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
Send an email to
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10 December 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 10 December 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
Send an email to
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17 December 2020

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: High-tide Flooding Report and Impacts to the Eastern Region
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center and Billy Sweet, NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
Date & Time: 17 December 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: via GoToWebinar (registration required)
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:

NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/High-tide Flooding Report and Impacts to the Eastern Region

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, and
Billy Sweet, NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.


Sponsor(s):

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Remote Access:

Please register here. After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either Google, IE or Edge on Windows, or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat and the Q/A windows.

Abstract:

The webinar will feature a recap of December conditions and a discussion on the most recent high-tide flooding report (July 2020) and impacts to the Eastern Region.

Bio(s):
TBD

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Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 17 December 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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24 December 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 24 December 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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31 December 2020

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 31 December 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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7 January 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 7 January 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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14 January 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 14 January 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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21 January 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 21 January 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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28 January 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 28 January 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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4 February 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 4 February 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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11 February 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 11 February 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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18 February 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 18 February 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
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25 February 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 25 February 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
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Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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4 March 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 4 March 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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11 March 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 11 March 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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18 March 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 18 March 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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25 March 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 25 March 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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1 April 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 1 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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8 April 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 8 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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15 April 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 15 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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22 April 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 22 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
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29 April 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 29 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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6 May 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 6 May 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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13 May 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 13 May 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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20 May 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 20 May 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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27 May 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 27 May 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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3 June 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 3 June 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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10 June 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 10 June 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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17 June 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 17 June 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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24 June 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 24 June 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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1 July 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 1 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

Subscribe to the OneNOAA Science Seminar weekly email:
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8 July 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 8 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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15 July 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 15 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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22 July 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 22 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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29 July 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 29 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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5 August 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 5 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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12 August 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 12 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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19 August 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 19 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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26 August 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 26 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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2 September 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 2 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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9 September 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 9 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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16 September 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 16 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
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Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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23 September 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 23 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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30 September 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 30 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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7 October 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 7 October 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
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After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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14 October 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 14 October 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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21 October 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 21 October 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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28 October 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 28 October 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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4 November 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 4 November 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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11 November 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 11 November 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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18 November 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 18 November 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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25 November 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 25 November 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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2 December 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 2 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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9 December 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 9 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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16 December 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 16 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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23 December 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 23 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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30 December 2021

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 30 December 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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6 January 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 6 January 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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13 January 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 13 January 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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20 January 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 20 January 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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27 January 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 27 January 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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3 February 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 3 February 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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10 February 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 10 February 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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17 February 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 17 February 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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24 February 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 24 February 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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3 March 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 3 March 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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10 March 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 10 March 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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17 March 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 17 March 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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24 March 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 24 March 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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31 March 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 31 March 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

Remote Access:
Register at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/seaturtle/event/registration.html
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. If you have not used Adobe connect before, it is best to test your ability to use (and to download) Adobe Connect, before the webinar, at:
https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Audio is over the computer, so adjust the volume on your computer speakers or headset. Users should use either google, IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Questions will be addressed in the chat box.

Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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7 April 2022

Title:
New
Point of no return: determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence
Presenter(s): Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 7 April 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

OneNOAA Science Seminar

Title:
Point of no return - determining the depth at which sea turtle carcasses experience constant submergence

Presenter(s):
Emma Schultz, Fisheries Biologist I, Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Assistant Coordinator, Riverside Technology Inc., in support of NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is
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Abstract:
When a sea turtle dies, it typically sinks to the bottom, begins decomposing, and then floats to the surface if enough internal gases accumulate. A total of 42 cold-stunned sea turtle carcasses,15 green (Chelonia mydas) and 27 Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), were placed in wire mesh weighted cages at varying water depths and temperatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico from June 2018 to October 2019. Cameras and temperature-depth-orientation devices (TDRs) were used to record the carcass movements. Overall, carcasses did not float when deployed in colder and deeper waters and carcasses tended to float faster at shallower depths. We did not identify the exact depth at which sea turtle carcasses cannot generate enough gases to float, but that depth is likely very close to 40 m. Inconsistencies in overall ability to float as well as the variability of float time for individual carcasses along with species-specific differences were documented. This work provides information to enhance the existing sea turtle backtracking analysis mortality mapping tool as well as considerations for at-sea mortality estimates based on stranding information.

Bio(s):
Emma Schultz is a contractor for Riverside Technology Inc. working at the NOAA Pascagoula Laboratory. She began her role as the Assistant Coordinator for the Mississippi Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network in early 2019. Prior to this position, Emma worked as a technician and biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program. Emma received her Master of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University where she studied nesting behavior, genetics, and movement patterns of green sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands.

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