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Dorian’s Toll On Turtles

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Green turtle hatchlings. Photo: Kayla Nimmo, National Park Service

Although Florida residents were spared the worst impacts from Dorian, high winds and storm surge battered the beaches along the Atlantic coast, gouging sand from the shoreline and destroying turtle nests. What’s the legacy of Dorian with Florida’s green turtle population? 

David Godfrey, Executive Director of Sea Turtle Conservancy, and Dr. Kate Mansfield,  Associate Professor at UCF and Director of the Marine Turtle Research Group, join Intersection to talk about the natural and man-made threats to turtles. 

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »