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Where the Leatherbacks Roam

Scientists find evidence of critical feeding grounds for endangered leatherback turtles along the U.S. Atlantic coast by studying movement behavior with satellite tags.
March 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A team of four scientists in personal floatation devices on a boat handle a very large leatherback sea turtle for tagging The tagging team, Emily Christiansen, Samir Patel, Mike Judge, and Chris Sasso handling a leatherback sea turtle to be tagged. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas (Permit #21233)

Sea Turtle Ecology and Population Dynamics in the Northeast

Sea turtle ecology research at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Motherload: The Story of a Fertile Turtle in the Hawaiian Islands

Researchers track a female green sea turtle's nesting journey after a hurricane washes away an important nesting beach.
May 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Track of a green sea turtle from foraging to nesting site across the Hawaiian islands.

Leatherbacks Tagged for First Time off North Carolina

New Suction-Cup Tag to be Tested
June 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Head of a leatherback turtle breaking the surface of the water.