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Wheelhouse Card with Sea Turtle Handling and Resuscitation Requirements

Wheelhouse card outlining procedures for handling incidentally captured sea turtles.

Sea Turtle Handling and Resuscitation Requirements

Any sea turtle taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific research activities must be handled with due care to prevent injury, observed for activity, resuscitated if comatose or inactive, and returned to the water according to the

Greater Atlantic Region Sea Turtle Program

Managing, conserving, and rebuilding populations of sea turtles from Maine through Virginia.
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Sea Turtle Ecology and Population Dynamics in the Northeast

Sea turtle ecology research at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Ocean Month 2019

Dive into our online campaigns and features during Ocean Month.

Go Slow: Sea Turtles Below

Watch the video below to see how Dr. Brian Stacy studies sea turtle health, welfare, and mortality. Learn how to help reduce vessel strikes while on the water.
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Sea Turtle Fingerprints Help Unlock Population Secrets

Scientists study sea turtle “fingerprints” to gather clues about their life history, mating strategies, and family groups.
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Reducing Bycatch Helps Restore Sea Turtle Populations

Watch this video to see how we are working to reduce bycatch, helping to restore sea turtle populations after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Saving Sea Turtles with Science: Sea Turtle Week

Join us for Sea Turtle Week 2019 and find out how we use science to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles.
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Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2019

A message from Donna Wieting, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources.
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An immature loggerhead sea turtle found in Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: P. Schmahl.