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—when animals are 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 o
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 (June 10-16)! 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,
Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive
Of all the species that NOAA protects under the ESA, eight are considered the most at risk of extinction. The "Species in the Spotlight" initiative was implemented to stabilize these species with the goal that they will become candidates for recovery
Species in the Spotlight: Pacific Leatherback Turtle
Critically low populations of Pacific Leatherback sea turtles have put them in the spotlight for increased aid and attention. These sea turtles suffer from many threats. Find out what NOAA is doing and what you can do to help recover them.
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Marine Debris Project
Marine debris threatens coral reef and coastal habitats around the world. In Hawaii, marine debris and derelict fishing gear presents entanglement hazards to numerous marine species - Hawaiian monk seal, green sea turtle, and humpback whale.