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Turtles, Tourism, and Traffic—Keeping Hawaiʻi Honu Safe

Keeping Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, safe takes a collective effort.
August 12, 2021 - Feature Story ,
4392x1968-green-turtle-hawaii.jpg Green sea turtle. Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.

Sea Turtle Week 2021

Sea turtles are a key part of marine ecosystems worldwide, but they face many threats today. NOAA works to protect and conserve six sea turtle species found in U.S. waters. All are threatened or endangered.
June 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Green sea turtle resting underwater on sandy bottom with sun shining behind it. Green sea turtle underwater. Credit: NOAA/Ed Lyman.

Texas Organizations Help Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles from Massachusetts

Turtles Fly Too flew their largest endangered sea turtle transport, carrying 120 turtle passengers to seven Texas facilities for rehabilitation.
December 09, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Endangered sea turtles being loaded on plane Sea turtles being loaded on the aircraft for the flight south to Texas. Photo credit: Lauren Owens Lambert

2020 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Field Season Highlights: Celebrating Partners

Research on Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles continued in these remote islands, despite unprecedented challenges this year.
November 19, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Picture of Green sea turtles and a Hawaiian monk seal at Mokumanamana. Green sea turtles and a Hawaiian monk seal at Mokumanamana in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Brenda Becker.

10 Tremendous Turtle Facts

Sea turtles are amazing creatures. To celebrate Sea Turtle Week, check out these tremendous turtle facts to learn something new.
June 15, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Sea Turtle Week 2020: Celebrating Sea Turtle Conservation

Conserving and protecting sea turtles is a part of our core mission at NOAA Fisheries.

Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2020

A message from Donna Wieting, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources for Sea Turtle Week June 15-19, 2020.
June 10, 2020 - Leadership Message ,