Dr. Patricia Zárate, past ACCSTR PhD student and currently Head of the Highly Migratory Species – Ecosystem Approach Project in the Instituto de Fomento Pesquero [IFOP, Fisheries Develop Institute] of… Read More
ACCSTR graduate student Alexandra Gulick and her team found the first occurrence of the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea in the waters around Buck Island Reef National Monument. This invasive seagrass,… Read More
ACCSTR Graduate student Robert Johnson was awarded the Best Student Oral Presentation at the Annual International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology. His talk was entitled, “Green turtles and blue carbon:… Read More
About the ACCSTR
Sea turtles face ever-increasing threats from a staggering array of sources as human populations grow, coastal habitats are developed, and marine habitats are degraded. Only through research can we hope to obtain the information necessary to counteract these threats and ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures.
The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) at the University of Florida was established in 1986 as a Center of Excellence by the University Board of Regents of the State of Florida in recognition of the outstanding achievements and pioneering research of the late Archie Carr.
Tags are affixed to sea turtles by programs around the world to learn more about many aspects of their biology including migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output. Information on sightings of tagged turtles is critical information for these studies.