The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) at the University of Florida was established in 1986 by the University Board of Regents of the State of Florida in recognition of the outstanding achievements and pioneering research of the late Dr. Archie Carr and the University of Florida’s international reputation in the field of sea turtle research.

The mission of the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research is to conduct research in all aspects of the biology of sea turtles, to train graduate students, and to further sea turtle conservation through the communication of these research results to the scientific community, management agencies, and conservation organizations throughout the world.

Our Vision

seeking innovative solutions for sea turtle conservation through research and education