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Sea Turtle Rehabilitation at the National Aquarium: The Conservation Impact from Massachusetts to Florida


Aug 17, 2021 06:46 PM

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Jennifer Dittmar
Director of National Aquarium Animal Rescue @National Aquarium
Jennifer Dittmar is the director of National Aquarium Animal Rescue. From traveling up and down the Atlantic coast for stranding events to overseeing seal and sea turtle rehabilitation operations in Baltimore, Jen has a wide range of job responsibilities. National Aquarium Animal Rescue responds to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles along the nearly 3,190 miles of Maryland coast and has successfully rescued, treated and returned hundreds of animals to their natural habitats. She is currently a professional fellow with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a member of the Greater Atlantic Region Stranding Consortium, co-coordinator for Maryland sea turtle response for the National Marine Fisheries Service Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network, and a member of the Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in earth and environmental sciences from Wilkes University and a master's degree in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins.