This past March, researchers with NOAA's Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program located a fertile female Hawaiian green sea turtle using ultrasound, and put a satellite tag on her to see where she would migrate to lay her eggs. This is the continuation of her story.
The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette is departing on May 15th for a 27-day research expedition throughout the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and threatened green sea turtle.
The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
The 2018 NOAA Habitat Month digital photo contest recognized photographers who have captured beautiful and captivating images of the habitats we and our partners are working to conserve, protect and restore.