The Baltimore National Aquarium    Featuring: Jennifer Dittmar and the  campaign for the rescue of Kemp Ridley            ...
Did you know? The disposal of human waste in bay and ocean  areas is the #2 cause of death of marine animals Many marine...
Baltimore National Aquarium MarineRescue Program The Baltimore National Aquarium’s Rescue Program was founded in 2002
 The program currently has over 300 volunteers  and staff Annually, the program accumulates $1.5 million in  donation th...
Who is Jennifer Dittmar? Jennifer Dittmar is the stranding coordinator for  the Baltimore National Aquarium’s Marine Anim...
 She began volunteering in 2004, and joined the  staff in 2005 She oversees a team of rescuers and is in charge  of prov...
New Project Currently, Dittmar and her team have taken on a  project to rescue and rehabilitate the Kemp  Ridley Sea Turt...
When are they to be released? The turtles Donner, Blitzen, Buddy (the Elf) and  Frosty will be released at the Maryland P...
Why help? Sea turtles are proven to be the most endangered  group by the negligence of others The National Sea Turtle Fo...
Get involved! To volunteer with the Baltimore National  Aquarium, visit www.aquarium.org To donate or contribute to awar...
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  1. 1. The Baltimore National Aquarium Featuring: Jennifer Dittmar and the campaign for the rescue of Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles
  2. 2. Did you know? The disposal of human waste in bay and ocean areas is the #2 cause of death of marine animals Many marine animals suffer from being entangled in trash or consuming materials that contaminate their natural habitat and put their lives in danger The average rehabilitation of marine animals can range from 6 weeks to 6 months
  3. 3. Baltimore National Aquarium MarineRescue Program The Baltimore National Aquarium’s Rescue Program was founded in 2002
  4. 4.  The program currently has over 300 volunteers and staff Annually, the program accumulates $1.5 million in donation that goes directly to the development of rehabilitation facilities and medical care for animals In the Baltimore Bay area, there are 12 ports stationed that rescue marine animals and report citizens who dispose of their trash in the ocean and bay area
  5. 5. Who is Jennifer Dittmar? Jennifer Dittmar is the stranding coordinator for the Baltimore National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program Has dedicated the past 20 years of her life to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals exposed to dangerous conditions in their natural habitats
  6. 6.  She began volunteering in 2004, and joined the staff in 2005 She oversees a team of rescuers and is in charge of provision for animals by providing:  Housing  Rehabilitation  Conducting medical examinations  In the past year, 450 animals in distress have been rescued and 87 marine animals have been rehabilitated and returned to sea
  7. 7. New Project Currently, Dittmar and her team have taken on a project to rescue and rehabilitate the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles are the most endangered and smallest of the sea turtle species Many suffer from cold stunning which is the sea turtle equivalent to hypothermia and have ingested toxins such as automotive oil or been caught in trash.
  8. 8. When are they to be released? The turtles Donner, Blitzen, Buddy (the Elf) and Frosty will be released at the Maryland Pointe Lookout State Park on October 1 The turtles have been at the Marine Animal Rescue Program rehabilitating for six weeks
  9. 9. Why help? Sea turtles are proven to be the most endangered group by the negligence of others The National Sea Turtle Foundation has partnered with the Baltimore National Aquarium to develop programs to rescue and adequately rehabilitate sea turtles and other marine life The foundation has established a fund where people can donate to the furthering development of programs and campaigns to bring awareness to the issue and aid in its growth in aiding animals in need
  10. 10. Get involved! To volunteer with the Baltimore National Aquarium, visit www.aquarium.org To donate or contribute to awareness programs in regards to the rescue of sea turtles, visit the National Sea Turtle Foundation’s website at www.seaturtle.org

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