Northeast: Maggie Mooney-Seus
Southeast: Allison Garrett
Southwest: Jim Milbury
Pacific Islands: Wende Goo
NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Protected Resources is directed by the Endangered Species Act to protect and assist in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine life, including whales, fish, turtles, and corals. There are seven species of marine turtles in tropical and sub-tropical oceans and bays worldwide. Six of those species are in U.S. waters, along the Atlantic Coast, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, along the California coast, and in the waters of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands territories. NOAA Fisheries works to manage, conserve, and rebuild sea turtle populations. Visit the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources - Sea Turtles.
Photo & Video
Marine turtles of the U.S.
Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata
Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta
Kemp’s Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys kempii
Olive Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea
Olive ridley arribada - turtles coming ashore to nest. Photo: Michael P. Jensen
What are the threats to marine turtles?
Sea Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic Coast (printable brochure)
Strategy for Sea Turtle Conservation and Recovery