Leatherback turtle swims from Indonesia to Oregon in epic journey

February 8, 2008

Source: Canadianpress.google.com

leatherback turtle
In this photo released by the World Wildlife Fund, a leatherback turtle fitted with a satellite tracking device heads for the sea on July 25, 2003, on a remote beach in Indonesia’s Papua province. Scientists tracked a leatherback turtle that swam from Indonesia to the U.S. in an epic 20,000-kilometer (13,000-mile) journey as it searched for food, research they hope will boost international efforts to save the endangered species. (World Wildlife Fund, N.J.Tangkepayung/AP Photo)

BANGKOK, Thailand – Scientists tracked a leatherback turtle that swam from Indonesia to the United States in an epic 20,000-kilometre journey as it searched for food – research they hope will boost international efforts to save the endangered species. Read the rest of this entry »