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2011 International Sea Turtle Society Conference in San Diego

The International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) is an organization of people from around the world who are linked by their interest in sea turtle biology and their dedication to sea turtle conservation. Each year the ISTS convenes a Symposium on the Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, a great opportunity to meet colleagues, learn about the latest research, and discuss ways to solve common problems.

The Sea Turtle Restoration Project lead three speaking seminars, presented eight research and education poster displays, hosted informational tabling, participated in many other science and outreach activities this year at the 31st annual ISTS meeting in San Diego, April 12-15, 2011.

2011 ISTS Summary of TIRN Presentations (downloads at bottom of page)

Seminars with TIRN leadership

FINDING COMMON GROUND IN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, Todd Steiner, Marydele Donnelly, Peter Dupuy, Mark Helvey, Ray Hilborn, Steve Kennelley, Sean Martin, Dale Squires

SCIENCE OF ADVOCACY, Wallace J Nichols, Todd Steiner, Keki Jones, Randall Arauz,

ORAL presentations with TIRN Authors (downloads at bottom of page)
HOME RANGE AND MIGRATION OF EAST PACIFIC GREEN TURTLES TAGGED IN COCOS ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA, USING SATELLITE AND ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY,Randall Arauz, Todd Steiner, Diego Amorocho, Javier Carrion, and Jeffery Madrigal

DESIGNATING AND PROTECTING LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE CRITICAL HABITAT OFF THE U.S. WEST COAST, Ben Enticknap, Todd Steiner, Miyoko Sakashita, Brendan Cummings, and Geoff Shester

WORKING “OUTSIDE THE BOX” – CHALLENGES SAVING SEA TURTLES DURING THE BP SPILL
Christopher A. Pincetich, Wallace J. Nichols, Carole Allen, and Todd Steiner

Poster presentations with TIRN Authors (downloads at bottom of page)
THE KEMP’S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE: FROM IXTOC TO DEEPWATER OCEAN HORIZON, Carole H. Allen

BUILDING A NEST EGG FOR A SEA TURTLE PROJECT’S FUTURE THROUGH GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING, Erica D. Heimberg

THE LEGACY OF SINKEY BOONE, Sally R. Hopkins-Murphy, Todd Steiner, and Randall Arauz

PROTECTING SEA TURTLES THROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY
Buffy Martin Tarbox, Teri Shore, and Todd Steiner

REDUCING PLASTIC BAG USE TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES: THE ADVOCACY APPROACH
Madeline McKenna and Chris Pincetich

A HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF COASTAL POLLUTION ON ENDANGERED LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES (DERMOCHELYS CORIACEA), Christopher A. Pincetich, Teri Shore, and Todd Steiner

SEA TURTLES AND THE FOSSIL FUEL FRENZY, Teri Shore, Jill St. John, and Jacki Lopez

SEAFOOD CARDS AND CERTIFICATION – SUSTAINABLE FOR SEA TURTLES AND THE OCEANS?, Teri Shore, Buffy Martin Tarbox, and Chris Pincetich

CONSERVING LOGGERHEADS UNDER U.S. LAW WITH NGO ACTIONS, Todd Steiner, Teri Shore, Elizabeth Griffin, Dave Allison, Brendan Cummings, and Miyoko Sakashita

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“TECHNO-FIXES ALONE WON’T SOLVE BYCATCH ISSUES ON AN OVERFISHED PLANET: Finding ‘Common Ground’ Requires Everyone Accepting Their Role in the Problem, Abstract by Todd Steiner

Conserving Loggerheads Under U.S. Law with NGO Actions, Todd Steiner

Seafood Guides and Certification-Sustainable for Sea Turtles and the Oceans?, Teri Shore

Sea Turtles and the Fossil Fuel Frenzy: Oil and gas Operations, Spill and Expansion-A Threat to Conservation, Teri Shore

Millions of Turtles Saved From Drowning: The Legacy of Sinkey Boone, Randall Arauz

Building a Nest Egg for a Sea Turtle Project’s Future Through Grassroots Fundraising, Erica Heimberg

The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle: From Ixtoc to Deepwater Horizon, Carole Allen

Reducing Plastic Bag Use to Protect Sea Turtles-The Advocacy Approach, Madeline McKenna

A Hazard Assessment of Coastal Pollution to the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea),Chris Pincetich

Protecting Sea Turtles Through Public Health Advocacy, Buffy Martin Tarbox