Falmouth High School Turtle Tagging Project
The United States Mid-Atlantic region is an important foraging ground for sea turtles, but relatively little is known about these protected animals due to complications involved with locating and capturing the immature and adult turtles on these offshore foraging grounds.
CFF is pleased to bring our ongoing collaborative research to the science students at Falmouth High School during the 2019-2020 school year.
CFF Packs Up for Turtle Tagging Research Trip 6/4/19
Watch How to Tag a Sea Turtle.
Permit # ESA 18526.
Tracking "Chowder" FHS's Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
The northeast sea turtle tagging and tracking program is implemented by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (as part of its AMAPPS project) with substantial support from the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program, NEFSC's Drifter Program, the National Marine Life Center, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office. The Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation grant supports the designated tag and associated outreach costs.
Special thanks to the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation for their support of this program.