Our 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 worldwide. Our projects also give us a platform to answer deeper scientific questions. Frequently, IRG biologists collaborate with other organizations to get the most significant benefit out of each project. Such collaborations have led to discoveries in sea turtle genetics, reproductive science, and health. Take a closer look at each of our project locations around the state of Florida.