Inwater Research Group’s research focuses on better understanding the basic life history of sea turtles and their interactions with the environment. We collect demographic data over extended periods to determine species and size composition, population density, genetic origin, and gender of sea turtles across the southeastern United States. This crucial information is then disseminated to organizations tasked with conserving sea turtles across the world. The projects also give us a platform to answer deeper questions. Frequently IRG biologists collaborate with other organizations to get the greatest benefit out of each project. Such collaborations have led to new discoveries in sea turtle genetics, reproductive science, and health.


Key West

One of IRG’s oldest projects, Key West National Wildlife Refuge