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AmericanReef Video Podcast: Sea Turtle Conservation with Josie Romasco of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

By Gary Lindner, Russ Kikel Posted Sep 14, 2010 08:00 PM Pomacanthus Publications, Inc.
AmericanReef.com visits with Josie Romasco, founder of the Sea Turtle Second Chance conservation program to discuss their goals.

Of the seven species of sea turtles in the world, six are endangered and one is threatened. Josie Romasco, founder of the Sea Turtle Second Chance conservation program at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, describes how an inland facility can help take the pressure off coastal facilities by raising imperiled hatchlings for release back into the wild. Join Russ Kikel of American Reef for a closer look at this issue. Since the taping of this episode, The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium won the grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project discussed during the episode. The Pepsi Refresh grant will provide funding for an expansion of the facility, allowing the rehabilitation of sea turtles affected by the Gulf oil spill.

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