55. Chris Figgnener, PhD: Sea Turtles, Plastics, and Serendipitous Moments
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Dr. Christine Figgener is the director of science and education at the Footprint Foundation and Costa Rican Alliance for Sea Turtle Conservation & Science (COASTS), founder of Nāmaka Conservation Science, and the researcher that filmed the sea turtle straw video. In today’s episode we chat about what brought Chris from Germany to study sea turtles in Costa Rica, why she prefers sea turtle research over whale research, and how one seemingly small action can create an entire movement.  Show Notes: marinebio.life/55 Support the show (http://patreon.com/marinebiolife)
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