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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.
June 14, 2019 - Video ,

Sea Turtle Fingerprints Help Unlock Population Secrets

Scientists study sea turtle “fingerprints” to gather clues about their life history, mating strategies, and family groups.
June 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,

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.
June 11, 2019 - Video ,
Swimming sea turtle

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.
Hawksbill turtle

Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2019

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

Illuminated Nets Could Provide A Brighter Future For Sea Turtles

Illuminated gillnets are helping reduce bycatch of protected species like sea turtles.
June 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen prepare to set out nets with green LED lights attached. Sunset in background.

Turtle Tweet Chat: Dive Deeper into Sea Turtle Biology, Science, and Conservation

Ask questions about sea turtles and learn more about our work to conserve them during a tweet chat on June 12, 2019.
June 06, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Barbara Schroeder with a sea turtle in Florida Bay.

See Our Top Stories, Photos, and Videos of 2018

Take a look at our most popular stories, photos, and videos of 2018.
December 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Baby octopus found on an autonomous reef monitoring structure in American Samoa.

How Many Male Sea Turtles is Enough?

A recent study reveals insights into the mating strategies of male hawksbill turtles and the future population outlook of these endangered sea turtles.
October 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two hawksbills interacting