Sea Turtles

Sea turtles, with their streamlined bodies and large flippers, are well-adapted to life in the ocean. Six sea turtle species are found in U.S. waters, all of which are listed and protected under the Endangered Species Act. We work with our partners to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles. 


Feature Story

Loggerhead Turtles Record a Passing Hurricane

In early June 2011, NOAA Fisheries researchers and colleagues placed satellite tags on 26 loggerhead sea turtles in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. The tagging was part of ongoing studies of loggerhead movements and behavior. The Mid-Atlantic Bight, off the U…

Peer-Reviewed Research

Publications by Northeast Passive Acoustic Research Staff

Our staff regularly publish their findings in scientific journals and Center-produced documents…

Passive Acoustics Research Group News & Media

Our Passive Acoustics Research Group frequently makes the news. This page links to articles and other media featuring our staff and their research.

Marine Turtle Demography Laboratory

Using bone growth layers to answer questions about the demography, habitat, and ecology of sea turtles.


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