The Mid-Atlantic serves as a host environment for a number of sea turtle species that encompasses their seasonal migration routes. Global evidence suggests that the migration routes are strongly influenced by two factors: sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a concentrations. Data gathered from the Pacific Ocean presents compelling evidence of this relationship. In contrast, the findings from studies conducted in the Atlantic have not yet confirmed the role of these factors. Therefore this study will attempt to establish a correlation between sea turtle locations in the Atlantic Ocean in relation to sea surface temperature. Satellite sensor data including the NOAA AVHRR instrument will be utilized for this study in addition to WhaleNet point source turtle data.

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