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Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2018

June 11, 2018

World Sea Turtle Day is June 16!


In honor of World Sea Turtle Day on June 16th, NOAA Fisheries Service is celebrating Sea Turtle Week, June 11-15, featuring research and interviews with scientists from Southwest Fisheries Science Center's Marine Mammal and Turtle Division (MMTD). MMTD's turtle programsconduct research and conservation efforts mainly focused on the leatherback and the eastern Pacific green turtle. MMTD scientists also work in partnership with governments, universities, private institutions and local communities to build collaborative research programs and implement a coordinated recovery effort for all sea turtle species.

Learn more about sea turtles, research and conservation efforts and what you can do to save turtles:

MMTD's research is prominently featured throughout the week, see: