Lecture Description:As the only species of turtle in North America to be capable of living its entire life in brackish (a mix of salt and fresh) water, the diamondback terrapin is a decidedly unique turtle species. Come learn more about these fascinating turtles during a lecture by one of The Wetlands Institute’s research scientists, Brian Williamson. Topics discussed will include basic natural history of the species, the threats that they face, what The Wetlands Institute is doing to study and conserve them, and how you can help terrapins.Background:Founded in 1969 by Herbert Mills, The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit organization located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Our mission is to promote appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of coastal and wetland ecosystems through programs in research, conservation, and education. The diamondback terrapin will be the subject of a lecture Thursday, April 16 at the Ocean City Free Public LibraryThe Environmental Lecture Series at the Ocean City Free Public Library continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 with Brian Williamson, research scientist for The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor speaking about diamondback terrapins.The talk will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the library. It is free to attend and sponsored by the Ocean City Environmental Commission.
Source: www.forbes.com Roger Federer’s face is known the world over.Now, the Swiss tennis great will become the first living person to have a commemorative coin dedicated to him by the Federal Mint Swissmint.“In addition to his sporting brilliance, Roger Federer is above all the perfect ambassador for Switzerland,” the Bern-based Swissmint, which is responsible for the minting of Swiss coins, said in a statement on its website.“He has a unique way of embodying likeability, down-to-earthiness, success, and eloquence.”In 2007, Federer was pictured on a special edition stamp released by Swiss Post in Basel, where he grew up. He was the first person to receive the honor while still alive.The Roger Federer coin, with a legal face value of 20 Swiss francs, shows the 38-year-old superstar playing a single-handed backhand on the “head” side.It will be issued from January 23, 2020, with pre-sales starting 2 to 19 December.