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It’s Time to Act FAST for Turtles

The Fishing Around Seals and Turtles (FAST) program provides guidance on what to do if an accidental interaction occurs, including helpful tips to avoid snagging a sea turtle.
June 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-sea-turtle-fishermen-cut-line-safely-NOAA-PIRO.jpg Fishermen: Itʻs OK to help a hooked green sea turtle by cutting off the line as close to the hook as possible. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Exploring Solutions for Sea Turtle Bycatch

This Sea Turtle Week, we talk with Barbara Schroeder, National Sea Turtle Coordinator, about bycatch innovations that are helping sea turtles thrive and how we work with fishermen to reduce bycatch.
June 16, 2022 - Podcast ,
Galv_loggerhead_turtle_t._moore_noaa_via_wikimedia_750_500.png Loggerhead turtle. Credit: T. Moore (CC0 1.0)

7 Sea Turtle Facts for the Ocean Lover

Sea turtles are fascinating creatures. Learn some facts about these much loved marine reptiles.
June 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
1280x800-hawaiian-green-sea-turtle-iStock_90093231-060816.jpg Hawaiian green sea turtle. Credit: iStock.

Sea Turtle Week 2022

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 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Sea turtles swim underwater

Sea Turtles in a Sea of Sound

Understanding how sea turtles hear and respond to sound is the first step in understanding the impacts of ocean noise on these protected species.
June 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Red arrow indicates location of the sea turtle ear in a loggerhead turtle Sea turtles have internal ears covered by a thick layer of scales, skin, and fat. Arrow indicates location of the sea turtle ear in a loggerhead turtle. Credit: Blair Witherington (Permit 25691).

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles?

Learn what actions you can take to help save sea turtles.
June 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,

Hawaiʻi Sea Turtles Are Amazing—from Afar

This nesting season, remember to view sea turtles respectfully. How? We’ve got some ideas for you. 
June 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Two people using their arms to connect and make a heart shape afar from a sea turtle on the beach. Show your love of turtles with this turtle love photo opportunity. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Offers Reward up to $20,000 for Information on Dead Sea Turtle

Reward offered for information leading to successful prosecution for the death of a green turtle found in a net by the side of the road.
March 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Green sea turtle Photo credit: Jayme Reneker, Ecological Associates, Inc.