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NORTHEAST SEA TURTLE COLLABORATION TURTLE TAGGING

The United States Mid-Atlantic region is an important foraging ground for sea turtles, but relatively little is known about the turtles in this region due to complications involved with locating and capturing the immature and adult turtles on these offshore foraging grounds.

 

This 2016 field program--which yielded captivating and enlightening video footage like the clip below--was 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 Managementthe Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, NOAA’s Teacher at Sea ProgramNEFSC’s Drifter Programthe National Marine Life Centerthe Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and the Northeast Regional Office. Use the link below to access real-time turtle tracks from this program.

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/turtles/turtleTracks.html