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Green Turtle Conservation Successes and Continuing Challenges

A look at successes and challenges faced by different green turtle populations.
June 16, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Sea turtle swims above sea grass Juvenile green turtle swimming over a bed of seagrass. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Sea Turtles Across the North Pacific Are Exposed to Perfluoroalkyl Substances

A risk assessment showed concern for immunosuppression in Kailua green turtles and alarming concern for hawksbill developmental toxicity.
June 15, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Species and Population Specific Gene Expression in Blood Transcriptomes of Marine Turtles

We generated high quality blood transcriptome assemblies for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles.
May 13, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

No Rest for the Weary: Restricted Resting Behavior of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) at a Deep-Neritic Foraging Area Influences Expression of Life History Traits

In this study, we fitted 18 green turtles (Chelonia mydas) with detachable time-depth recorder (systems to obtain and analyze fine-scale dive behavior and daily activity – with a focus on resting dive bouts.
April 30, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

New Species Named for NOAA Fisheries Scientist

NOAA Fisheries veterinarian/sea turtle pathologist Dr. Brian Stacy recently became the first Office of Protected Resources scientist to have a new species named after him. His former colleagues announced the discovery of a previously unidentified parasite
June 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Impact of Exceptional Growth Rates on Estimations of Life-Stage Duration in Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

New information on growth spurts and the potential impact on estimates of lifetime growth rate and age at first reproduction for the Hawaiian population of green sea turtles.
May 17, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Science and Stewardship in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Biologists prepare for field season to assess Hawaiian monk seal and sea turtle populations.
April 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Endangered Green Sea Turtles of the Northern Mariana Islands

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

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

Many green sea turtles travel hundreds of miles across the Hawaiian archipelago from foraging to nesting habitat every year.
September 26, 2017 - Feature Story ,

1,000th Sea Turtle Released

NOAA Fisheries and the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute work together to recover and protect sea turtles.
September 22, 2017 - Feature Story ,