Saturday, February 9, 2008

Leatherback Makes Record 647-Day Journey

A leatherback sea turtle recently completed the longest recorded migration of any sea vertebrate: 12,774 miles (20,558 kilometers) across the Pacific Ocean, from Indonesia to Oregon.

The journey, tracked by satellite, provides the first record of a trans-Pacific migration by a leatherback.

The leatherback sea turtle is the world's largest turtle. It can grow as long as six and a half feet (two meters) and weigh up to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).

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