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Sea Turtle Presentation at Patagonia, SoHo, New York City

Film screening and discussion with Dr. Jim Spotila and Robert Ovetz, PhD of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 pm, (World Ocean Day) Patagonia 101 Wooster Street, SoHo, NYC Fisheries are collapsing worldwide due to poor regulations, destructive technology, and larger, faster fishing fleets. The impact of these activities in the Pacific is illustrated by the decline of sea turtle populations, especially the Pacific leatherback, which may become extinct within 10-20 years unless industrialized fishing practices can be greatly modified. Join us at Patagonia, June 8, World Ocean Day, for a discussion of this topic with Robert Ovetz, PhD. Robert serves as Save the Leatherback campaign coordinator with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, and is in town to petition the UN to ban longline fishing. He’ll show “Last Journey for the Leatherback,” which combines beautiful underwater photography, interviews with leading biologists, and information about industrial longlining and its consequences for marine biodiversity. This event is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, phone Patagonia at 212-343-1776. Click here for directions to the store: http://www.patagonia.com/culture/retailstore_newyork.shtml