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.
NOAA SEFSC: We Are Here For You
We at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center are here for our ecosystems and you.
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.
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
Legacy video that discusses how to remove fishing gear from sea turtles caught in longline gear.
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.
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