It's relatively common knowledge that most sea turtle populations around the world have been in decline for decades. But our partners at the Florida Atlantic University Marine Research Lab in Boca Raton, FL, have been hard at work trying to uncover the mechanisms behind some of these declines.
Dr. Jeanette Wynekan, of the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, is a world-renowned sea turtle researcher who heads up much of the work being done there along with a tremendous group of students who are equally as dedicated to the survival of sea turtles. In this video, she explains how researching baby sea turtles is uncovering some surprising results and why there are some concerning signs for the future of sea turtles on this planet. Check it out.....
Recently, their work has focused specifically on the endangered green and loggerhead sea turtle populations on the east coast of Florida. These turtles face myriad threats from all directions, which only exemplifies the importance of the research being done at the lab. What they're currently learning will be used to advance sea turtle science all over the world for many years to come! We couldn't be more proud of the work they're doing and that we are able to help them on their journey to find solutions for the future of all baby sea turtles.
Check out this awesome new video we did to follow up on some of the baby sea turtles from last seasons' hatch...
By purchasing a 4ocean Sea Turtle Bracelet, you pull a pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines as well as help us continue to fund the work being done by these exceptionally dedicated scientists. The future of sea turtles around the world depends on us and we must do everything we can to ensure the survival of the species so that the next generation has the opportunity to enjoy these amazing creatures.
Don't worry. All protocols, permits, and laws were followed and no sea turtles were harmed during the making of the video.
Founded in 1996 by Dr. Amanda Vincent and Dr. Heather Koldewey, Project Seahorse aims to secure a world where marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed. Their focus on saving seahorses, securing the world's shallow seas, and training conservationists to continue this important work is what they're all about. Check out some more of the great work they are doing inside.
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Seahorses are one of the most endearing, mystical, and beloved of all marine animals. Their strange shapes, vastly different appearances, and unique locomotion have mystified humans for centuries. To this day, however, our base of knowledge surrounding these amazing creatures is still relatively limited and we are just now really beginning to understand the depths of their existence. Read on to learn more about seahorses and the many threats they face.