In this video for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Oceanus magazine, we go on a slip-sliding adventure in Nantucket Sound in search of leatherback turtles!

Join biologist Kara Dodge and AUV engineer Amy Kukulya on their quest to follow these elusive turtles with an underwater vehicle named REMUS. The footage and oceanographic data the vehicle collects will give scientists an unprecedented view into how these endangered turtles live– leading to better policies to protect them.