Endangered Sea Turtles

How satellite tracking can help save endangered sea turtles

How satellite tracking can help save endangered sea turtles

Through satellite tracking data, we can identify critical inter-nesting, migration and foraging habitats throughout the migration range of East Pacific leatherbacks. This information is essential for leatherback conservation and more holistic transboundary management initiatives,

The Plastic Effect: A first-hand account of how plastic is impacting sea turtles

The Plastic Effect: A first-hand account of how plastic is  impacting sea turtles

In 2015, Sean came face to face with one of the most insidious threats turtles face at sea: plastic. He was walking along Playa Ostional in Costa Rica with other sea turtle researchers when they spotted an olive ridley turtle with something protruding from its naris (more or less the word for a sea turtle’s nostril). As they approached the turtle, they discovered it was a piece of plastic.

Help save endangered sea turtles with your smartphone!

Help save endangered sea turtles with your smartphone!

It’s that simple. You can help sea turtle conservation efforts by downloading an app on your phone and recording your turtle sightings. Scientists use this valuable data to better understand sea turtle movements, in order to establish marine protected areas and conservation corridors that protect turtles at sea.