The website will help people interested in the rescue, conservation and biology of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico stay connected, share information and communicate in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and beyond.

Track Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Latest locations of animals being tracked in the Gulf of Mexico.
Click on map or individual projects below for more details.
Green Turtle

Please note that the map and projects do not provide a complete picture of sea turtle distribution in the Gulf of Mexico. There are many significant rookeris in the Gulf of Mexico that are not represented by current tracking efforts.

LMC Tracking

Virginia Aquarium and US NAVY Sea Turtle Research Project

New England Aquarium Sea Turtle Release 2013

Track Me at the ESC II

Virginia Aquarium Sea Turtle Research

TAMUG/NRDA Kemp's ridley 2013

IMMS Ridley 6

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2013

Spatial distribution patterns of adult male loggerhead sea turtles captured by research trawling in the Southeast US

Bonaire Turtle Tracking 2012

Padre Island National Seashore Male Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program

Padre Island Juvenile Kemp's Ridley

IMMS Ridley 5

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2012 and 2013

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2012

TAMUG/NPS/NRDA Kemp's ridley nesters 2012

Oceanic Loggerhead Project

Casey Key Loggerheads 2012-2013

Cayman Turtle Farm Green Sea Turtle Releases

IMMS Ridley 4

Punta Allen, Mexico

Migratory routes and husbandry areas identificacion for marine turtles in Yucatan Peninsula

'Atlas' Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release


IMMS Ridley 3

Padre Island National Seashore Green Sea Turtle Tracking Program

NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Satellite Tracking - Gulf of Mexico

Movements and Habitat Associations of Neonate Sea Turtles

Alabama Sea Turtles

Northeast Florida Green Turtle Tracking Project

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Nesters - 2011

IMMS Ridley 2

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2011

Casey Key Loggerheads 2011

Study of Loggerheads in Florida Bay

IMMS Ridley 1

Charlotte Harbor - Kemp's ridleys

Louisiana Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Guanahacabibes, Cuba - Green Turtles

NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Satellite Tracking - AMAPPS

Northern Gulf of Mexico sea turtles

Cape San Blas Loggerheads


Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2010-2011

North Carolina Long-Term Sea Turtle Monitoring Project

NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Satellite Tracking - AMAPPS

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2010

Turtle Hospital, Marathon Florida

Caribbean Colombian Hawksbill Satellite Tracking

Casey Key Loggerheads 2010

Understanding the effects of climate change on Caribbean hawksbill turtles: Cuba

Green Turtle Tracking in San Diego Bay, California USA

LMMSTRP-Kemp's Ridley 1

North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project

Conservancy of SW Florida Keewaydin Island Turtle Tracking Project

Dry Tortugas Sea Turtles

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking

Casey Key Loggerheads 2009

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Sea Turtle Tracking

National Marine Life Center: Sea Turtle Releases

Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Georgia Aquarium Monitoring of Released Turtles

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2008

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Nesters 2007-2008

Georgia Sea Turtle Center - Monitoring of Rehabilitated Patients

Casey Key Loggerheads 2008

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2006

Bald Head Island 2007: Loggerhead Turtles

DCNA - Bonaire 2007 Tracking Project

Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program Tracking

TAMUG Loggerhead Tracking

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2007

Cayman Islands 2006: Green Turtle

Cape Cod Sea Turtle Release 2006

Bald Head Island 2006: Loggerhead Turtles

TAMUG Green Turtle Tracking

Migratory patterns of Yucatan Peninsula hawksbills

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2007

Mote Marine Laboratory - Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital

Transatlantic migration and foraging behaviour of Azorean loggerheads

Distributional Patterns of Reproductively Mature Adult Male Loggerheads from Cape Canaveral, FL

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2005

Cayman Islands 2005: Green Turtles

Bald Head Island 2005: Loggerhead Turtles

Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2005

Casey Key Loggerheads 2005-2006

Casey Key Loggerheads 2007

NC Aquariums Turtle Trails

Juvenile Green Turtles in NW Florida II

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2004-2006

Cayman Islands 2004: Loggerhead & Green Turtles

Seasonal Distributional Patterns of Juvenile Loggerheads from the Southeast

Bald Head Island 2004: Loggerhead Turtles

Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2004

Rehabilitated sea turtles from Topsail Island, North Carolina

Juvenile Green Turtles in Northwest Florida

Duke Marine Lab Sea Turtle Satellite Telemetry Project in NC

VIMS Sea Turtle Research Program

SCDNR Nesting Female Satellite Telemetry Project

Cayman Islands 2003: Loggerhead & Green Turtles

Keeping in Touch

Join the Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtle Network listserv by sending an e-mail message to the webmaster.

Oil Spill Links

Stranding Table

Google Crisis Response - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Includes latest news, data and maps of oil spill in very streamlined format.

Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and Whales and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - Office of Protected Resources = NOAA Fisheries

Includes latest sea turtle stranding counts and maps.

NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration

Includes latest sea turtle and marine mammal updates, important contacts, news and oil spill trajectory maps.

Unified Command for the BP Oil Spill | Deepwater Horizon Response

Centralized source for latest news and information regarding the oil spill response.

NOAA Southeast Region Office - Federal Fisheries Closure and Other Information

Information on fisheries closures related to the oil spill.

US Fish & Wildlife Service Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

Updates from FWS with more information about impact on birds.

Live video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser

Marine Turtle Newsletter

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