ACCSTR graduate student Robert Johnson presented research from his dissertation at the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, Oregon. His talk was titled “Green turtles and blue carbon: Effects… Read More
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates student Emma Hearne presented her research, titled “Preliminary analysis of green turtle grazing on primary producer diversity in Caribbean seagrass meadows” at the Ecological Society… Read More
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
Karen Bjorndal and Alan Bolten have returned from a very successful field season at their longterm study site on Great Inagua, The Bahamas. Working with Bahamas National Trust wardens Henry… 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.