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Endangered Green Sea Turtles of the Northern Mariana Islands

Double trouble: fewer moms and warming temperatures imperil turtle population.
February 16, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Rising Temperatures Turning Major Sea Turtle Population Female

New research method reveals shifting sex ratio of Great Barrier Reef colonies.
January 08, 2018 - News ,

Men Fined for Capturing a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

In October 2017, two visitors from the U.S. mainland sparked outrage when they posted a photo of themselves holding a Hawaiian green sea turtle (honu) on a Hawai‘i Island beach. The caption of the photo boasted: “Missing the time we risked a $20,000 f
November 30, 2017 - Feature Story ,

By the Numbers: The Annual Migration of Green Sea Turtles in Hawaiʻi

Can you imagine a 1,200-mile commute? Every year, many green sea turtles (or honu as they are locally known in Hawai‘i) make the 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) round-trip migration from foraging habitats in the main Hawaiian Islands to reproduce and nest
September 26, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Expedition to Support Monk Seal Research and Recovery Efforts in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

The NOAA Ship HiÊ»ialakai is departing on a 19-day research expedition in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in support of Hawaiian monk seal and green sea turtle research and recovery activities. Our biologists have been deployed at fiel
August 11, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Hawaiian Monk Seal Expedition Underway

The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette departed on a 24-day research expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to support research and recovery efforts for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. Every year, our biologists monitor the status of m
May 12, 2017 - Feature Story ,

The Cost of Saving Sea Turtles from Gillnets

In small-scale fisheries around the world, gillnets are helping individual fishermen put food on the table day in and day out. But at the same time, this non-selective fishing gear is inadvertently catching bycatch.
April 26, 2016 - Feature Story ,