FWRI marine turtle program staff conduct research on the
distribution, abundance, life histories, ecology, migrations, and
threats to marine turtles in Florida and contiguous western
Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
Researchers with FWRI's marine turtle program inventoried all in-water marine turtle research conducted in Florida.
FWRI researchers use satellite telemetry to study the migratory
behavior and habitat use patterns of sea turtles.
To successfully recover populations, the complex life histories of
long-lived marine turtles must be understood.
During the summer, FWRI's Marine Turtle team conducts research in
Florida Bay. This interview with Allen Foley was conducted on a
boat after the capture of a loggerhead turtle.
Florida Bay is an important sea turtle habitat located between the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.
FWRI researchers are working on the mystery surrounding the first
years of a sea turtle's life. Although most of this "lost years"
period is spent in the open ocean far from land, young turtles are
observed in the Gulf Stream off Florida's east coast.
View photos from some of FWRI's sea turtle research projects.