Meet Joy, Our Young Loggerhead Turtle
Woods Hole Science Aquarium’s new video series brings some of our most loved animals to you. In this video you’ll learn a little about loggerhead sea turtles and meet Joy—she’s feisty and does things in her own way and in her own time.
Students and Scientists Partner for Sea Turtle Prosperity
NOAA scientists work with students from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy to conduct research on Hawaiian green sea turtles on Hawai‘i island.
Sea Turtle Necropsy Modules: Introduction
Review of sea turtle necropsy, its goals, important concepts, preparation, and essentials of documentation and sampling.
Sea Turtle Necropsy Module I: Anatomy & Dissection
Introduction to sea turtle anatomy, step-by-step video instruction of necropsy, and key elements of postmortem examination.
Sea Turtle Necropsy Module II: Vital Processes & Postmortem Changes
Biological responses to injury and disease, postmortem processes, and associated morphological changes pertinent to necropsy of sea turtles.
Sea Turtle Necropsy Module III: Epibionts, Parasites, Abnormalities
Overview of organisms that live on sea turtles (epibionts), common parasites, and examples of abnormalities that can be recognized during necropsy.
Sea Turtle Necropsy Module IV: Trauma & Human Interaction
Review of presentations of trauma in sea turtles, including injuries resulting from human actions, and good principles of documentation and examination.
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.
Removing Fishing Gear from Longline Caught Sea Turtles
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.
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