TURTLES TO SHED LIGHT ON PACIFIC MIGRATION

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SAN DIEGO, California (October 3, 2000 – Radio Australia)---Three sea turtles outfitted with transmitters have been released into the ocean from Sea World marine park to research their migration throughout the Pacific.

The Pacific loggerheads, expected to head west to nesting grounds in Japan, have lived at the park for more than twenty years.

Each turtle, weighing 250 pounds and believed to be 35 to 42 years old, carries a small tracking device on its shell. It will give continuous information about the turtle’s location and the temperature of the water.

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