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Go Slow: Sea Turtles Below

June 14, 2019

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.

A scientist examining a sea turtle in the lab
WARNING: The video below contains images of injured turtles and internal anatomy.
All species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. See how Dr. Brian Stacy, a veterinarian who works with the National Sea Turtle Program, examines sea turtle health, welfare, and mortality. Part of his work involves investigating causes of sea turtle strandings. About a third of all  the green turtles, loggerheads, and leatherbacks found stranded have evidence evidence of being struck by vessels. Learn what you can do on the water to help reduce vessel strikes.

Last updated by Office of Communications on September 29, 2023

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