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Turtles

  • High Number of Sea Turtle Strandings in Northeast - Jan 9: It has been a busy sea turtle stranding season due to "cold stunning," with a running total of over 200 reported strandings so far from Massachusetts to New York.
  • Teacher Learns Science Behind Leatherback Turtles - Nov 26: Teacher at Sea Alex Eilers shares highlights from her scientific cruise studying sea turtles on NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan.
  • Award-Winning Scientist Pioneers Turtle Research - July 23: Dr. Kyle S. Van Houtan, NOAA Fisheries research ecologist, was honored by the White House with a prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research on climate effects on sea turtles populations.
  • NOAA Helps Indonesian Team Protect Sea Turtles - July 2: NOAA scientists and an Indonesian turtle monitoring team study leatherback sea turtle nesting populations in Papua, Indonesia, to learn more about population decline factors to protect this endangered species.
  • Turtle Bycatch Experiments Empower Students - May 29: Students have unique opportunity to work with NOAA Fisheries scientists to protect turtles from the impacts of fishing gear in Baja California, Mexico.
  • Fishermen ‘Get Smart’ about Reducing Bycatch - Nov 17: NOAA presented the grand prize at World Wildlife Fund’s 2011 International Smart Gear Competition today in Seattle. The competition recognized three fishing devices that save lives of seabirds, fish, turtles, and other marine life.