Marine Turtles

Research on marine turtles is conducted by SWFSC’s Marine Mammal and Turtle Division scientists at-sea and on nesting beaches in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.  These investigations include monitoring and protection of nesting populations, monitoring and reducing incidental take in fisheries, and determining abundance and distribution of adults and juveniles in marine environment.  The program also includes developing recovery strategies for endangered sea turtles and supporting existing and new international agreements to protect sea turtles.


Last modified: 12/24/2014