Wildlife of the Loxahatchee Refuge

March 16, 2017
Hosted by Rob Moir

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Home of the endangered Everglades Snail Kite, Wood Storks, Mottled Duck, White-tailed Deer, Bobcat, Peninsula Cooter and Florida Softshell, the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has a great diversity of wildlife dwelling in five different habitats. The Ocean River Institute is mounting a national campaign to save the Loxahatchee refuge from being closed by the state and reverted back to a water management district. Max Wagner, student at Northeastern University, Owen Worth, recent grad of U Mass Lowell, and Shesha Manning, student from Maynard High School are working with individuals to develop in their own words with precise descriptions and accurate observations as to why this place is a national treasure and cultural amenity worthy of federal support. Max, Owen and Shesha talk with Rob about the wildlife, the 5 habitats, top 3 issues, and what individuals from far away, from all fifty states, have to say about the Loxahatchee. Talking the River of Turtles on radio.

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Rob Moir

Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

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