February 8, 2018
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering changing the status of leatherback sea turtles in the Northwest Atlantic after receiving a petition from a fishing group asking that the Northwest Atlantic leatherback sea turtles be listed as "threatened," instead of endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
February 5, 2018
Team Turtle took a deep dive into scientific studies to determine which areas of the Gulf of Mexico are vital for the survival of the Kemp's ridley, and then translated those areas to the legal confines of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
February 1, 2018
Sea turtles are reptiles and they rely on external sources of heat to maintain their body temperature. Cold stunning to sea turtles normally occurs when water temperature reaches 50 degrees and below, and the turtles are not able to migrate to warmer waters.