Tomorrow is Marine Science Day in the Visitor Center. Yesterday, Bill et al. pulled a deceased Olive Ridley sea turtle (above) from the necropsy freezer to thaw. I enjoy public necropsies because they obliterate the line between science and science education. Visitors can watch and participate as details of the animal’s life and, sometimes, its cause of death are revealed. We all get to share in the process, which can be exciting, surprising and emotional.
With tours, presentations and other goings-on from open to close, we’re all looking forward to Marine Science Day this year. Events like this are as much fun for us as they are for our visitors. Come on by if you’re in the area. We have a lot to share with you.