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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.

Hawksbill Sea Turtles Are Truly Hawaiʻi Locals

The first genetic characterization of hawksbill turtles in Hawaiʻi reveals new discoveries about this mysterious endangered species.
July 20, 2020 - Feature Story ,

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 ,

Test Your Knowledge on Hawaiian Hawksbill Sea Turtles 

How well do you know honu‘ea (Hawaiian hawksbill turtles) and the conservation work supporting this critically endangered species? This Endangered Species Day, take our 10-question quiz to find out! 
May 15, 2020 - Feature Story ,

World’s Most Ambitious Satellite Telemetry Study of Foraging Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Working with partners, NOAA researchers use satellite tags to investigate the spatial ecology of sea turtles in nearshore habitats of the Mariana Islands.
September 24, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Three Ways We Are Restoring Sea Turtles After Deepwater Horizon

With early restoration funding NOAA and federal and state agencies are helping sea turtles recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
June 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Conservation Partners Come Together to Save a Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtle

Support hawksbill sea turtle conservation by calling NOAA’s Marine Animal Response Hotline: 1-888-256-9840.
October 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,