NEFSC Gear Research Series: Going Low to Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch
Working with fishermen across the East Coast, Northeast Fisheries Science Center researchers tested a new fishing gear design that reduces the chance of catching sea turtles in gillnets. Luckily they had underwater cameras to see how it works!
Sea Turtle Facts
Of the seven sea turtle species in the world, six can be found in U.S. waters. They are all listed under the Endangered Species Act. Learn about these fascinating creatures--what they eat, what the major threats are, and how they reproduce.
Sea Turtle Cold Stun Event in Texas 2021
Cold stunned green turtles recovering on South Padre Island after being rescued from Laguna Madre. Activities authorized by NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Go Slow: Sea Turtles Below
See how Brian Stacy, a veterinarian who works with the National Sea Turtle Program, examines sea turtle health, welfare, and mortality. Part of his work involves investigating causes of sea turtle strandings, which are often caused by vessel strikes.
Reducing Bycatch Helps Restore Sea Turtle Populations
Bycatch—animals accidentally caught while people are fishing for other species—is the biggest threat to sea turtles in the ocean. This project is helping reduce sea turtle bycatch and restoring their populations after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Sea Turtles: Is the Future Female?
Are sea turtles destined to turn all female? This video documents cutting edge research that discovers alarming trends as global temperatures rise, and fewer male turtles are hatching from the nesting beaches.
Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtles: One of the World's Most Endangered Sea Turtle Populations
Scientists are focusing their research on the Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtle in an effort to bring back the endangered population and are making some new discoveries.
Leatherback Turtles: Understanding the Pacific Population
Leatherbacks have some of the longest migrations of any animal on Earth. Scientists study their movements using satellite tags and their diets using camera tags. Learn where they go, what they eat, and how to help this highly endangered species.
Please Kōkua and Share the Shore with Marine Wildlife
Celebrating Sea Turtles
Happy Turtle Week everyone! In celebration, NOAA Fisheries invites you to sit back and enjoy this 60-second montage of sea turtles in their natural habitat.
A Florida Sea Turtle Study
Five species of sea turtles are found in Florida’s waters and all are listed as threatened or endangered. In this video, join Fisheries biologists off the Gulf Coast of Florida as they conduct in-water research and monitoring of green, Kemp's Ridley,
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