Learn about the fascinating giant Ocean Sunfish and train to become a rescue and response volunteer.
This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center is currently temporarily closed. We will continue to monitor updates on the situation and reopen when the health risk to our community, team members, and animals has declined.
We are hoping to reschedule this training for the fall. If you have already registered we will contact you regarding a new date via email.
Sunday, March 22, 10am-12pm
with Krill Carson of the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
at Seacoast Science Center
Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) come to feed in New England waters during the summer and fall and each year a number of healthy ocean sunfish strand along our shore. While they are classified as the heaviest bony fish in the world, researchers know very little about their biology and ecology.
During this workshop, you will learn about the strandings and how you can become a member of Team Mola, a community group that works together to rescue and research this beautiful species. Krill will provide the know-how and all of the equipment needed to support your involvement in this community project. She will also conduct a necropsy an ocean sunfish and provide an update on the latest research.
To learn more about NECWA, go to www.necwa.org.
To learn more about NECWA’s community-sighting network for ocean sunfish and basking sharks, go to www.nebshark.org.
Attending the workshop does not require you to commit to volunteering. You are welcome to just come learn!