May 27, 2020
S1E9: Research Hurdles and Sea Turtles - Chris Figgener
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Here's yet another episode of Yakademia: Quarantine Edition. This time we talk to Dr. Chris Figgener, a biologist studying sea turtles in Costa Rica. She's loved marine life ever since her dad bought her a pair of goggles and told her to look in the ocean. Her life changed when she uploaded a video shot from the deck of her research boat. A sea turtle had a plastic straw embedded in its nose, and the gruesome extraction was watched hundreds of millions of times around the world, inspiring legislation to curb or ban single-use plastics. Listen to find out what she's doing now to make a difference.

"Cool Vibes" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetency.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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