Callie Veelenturf’s conservation work has been featured on the front page of The Washington Post and on CBS News and in Smithsonian magazine.
The disease fibropapillomatosis causes sea turtles to develop tumors on their bodies, which can limit their health and mobility.
Green turtle nest counts are the fifth highest recorded since 1982, in a year when their numbers were supposed to be down.
A UCF graduate student will use satellite images and radar data to study how a brown algae (seaweed) impacts the survival of endangered and threatened sea turtles.
The UCF Marine Turtle Group asks residents to resist touching sea turtles and not to mark any nests.
The storm hit at the peak of green sea turtle hatching season, washing out an estimated 45 percent of the threatened species’ nests.
New project aims to help sea turtles in Florida, which have been facing disease, algae blooms and changes in their habitats from erosion on the coastline to plastic in the sea.
Scientists at the UCF are zeroing in on a new clue to understand a mysterious disease that affects about half the sea turtles in the…
Long before the algal blooms on Florida’s Gulf Coast sparked surprise and outrage, University of Central Florida doctoral student Chris Long was studying the effects…