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Leatherback Turtles: Understanding the Pacific Population

June 12, 2018

Watch this video to see how NOAA scientists are studying the Pacific leatherback sea turtle, a NOAA Fisheries Species in the Spotlight.


Leatherbacks have some of the longest migrations of any animal on Earth. Scientists study their movements using satellite tags and their diets using camera tags. Learn where they go, what they eat, and how to help this highly endangered species.