Sea Turtle Ecology and Population Dynamics in the Northeast
Sea turtle ecology research at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Science for Conservation
We study sea turtle species that live in the Greater Atlantic Region. This includes loggerhead, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley, and green sea turtles—all of which are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Our research is guided by a recovery plan for each turtle species, and conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to inform our management decisions for sea turtle conservation. We survey sea turtles and conduct other focused studies to gain valuable biological and ecological information and a better understanding of sea turtle life history and ecology, natural and human-caused threats, and turtle populations dynamics in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.