A status update on hawksbill turtles in the Wider Caribbean, Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions, prepared by Dr. Cathi Campbell for the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation… Read More
Ph.D. Candidate, Joe Pfaller, attended the Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting on Jekyll Island, GA in February and presented a talk titled Adult female loggerhead survival: biased estimates necessitate regional approach. For… Read More
Marco has arrived from Venezuela. He has a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Fellowship to spend a year at the ACCSTR.
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.