Eric Koepfler

Eric Koepfler

Aug 06, 2015

Group 6 Copy 26
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Our goal is to measure the effect of coastal light pollution on hatchling loggerhead ability to find the ocean. We hypothesize that there will be a threshold intensity above which hatchlings become disoriented and less efficient at "sea finding".

    Artificial light is a pollutant which is increasing in U.S. urban environments at a rate of 6% per year. Determining hatchling response to various light levels will be important to the long term conservation strategies for endangered sea turtle species.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    A Leap Forward to Cure a Neglected Disease

    The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 11 million people worldwide are infected with the...

    Rocky Intertidal Citizen Science

    Monitoring the vital signs of our rocky intertidal community is critical to managing and understanding...

    The cost of being super-fly: The effects of Vespa Amino Acid Mixture on cellular repair mechanisms

    The aim of this project is to discover how Vespa Amino Acid Mixture (VAAM), a metabolic accelerant, impacts...

    Backer Badge Funded