The newest arrivals at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in
Burlington are a group of baby Eastern spiny softshell turtles. These
threatened turtles are especially vulnerable to predators and habitat
destruction when they’re small.
We broadcast live from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. Guests include David Hackett Fischer, author of Champlain’s Dream, and Mary Watzin, a lake researcher at UVM. And, we learn more about the indigenous celebration underway.
of the ECHO Lake Aquarium’s temporary residents will leave their winter
quarters and head home later this week. For
the past nine months, the Lake
Champlain science center has
cared for 32 tiny turtles to help their species survive.
Ross Sneyd recently paid a visit, before the turtles are returned to the lake.