Race Partners

The Canadian Sea Turtle Network

The Canadian Sea Turtle Network (CSTN) is a non-profit organization involving scientists, commercial fishermen, and coastal community members that works to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and worldwide.

IN DEPTH: Learn more about the CSTN's work to conserve leatherbacks in Nova Scotia.

The results of this unique partnership include demonstrating that Canadian waters are one of the most important feeding areas for leatherbacks in the Atlantic, as well as contributing new information about the biology of Atlantic leatherbacks such as their diving and migration patterns.

The CSTN was the first research group to describe the behavior of male leatherback turtles, and is one of the only groups to partner with commercial fishermen to try to solve the problem of sea turtle entanglement in fishing gear.

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