Sea Turtle Toddlers' 'Lost Years' Spent Swimming, Not Drifting In Seaweed Matts

April 10, 2015 11:36 PM

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New research shows that even "toddler" sea turtles are extremely active swimmers, and don't just "drift" in the ocean as was previously believed.

The findings could help solve the mystery of where sea turtles go during their "lost years," the NOAA reported. During their first years of life turtles make a mysterious journey before returning to coastal areas as adults.

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