Joe Pfaller and colleagues in Japan, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Hawaii have published two papers investigating the symbiotic relationship between sea turtles and pelagic rafting crabs. This is the topic… Read More
Temma, an undergraduate who volunteered in our laboratory for the last 3 years completed her Honor’s Thesis on sea turtle stable isotope discrimination between females and their eggs in April. … 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.