Young sea turtles don't just drift, they swim

April 10, 2015 5:09 PM

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Young sea turtles don't just drift, they swim

"The results of our study have huge implications for better understanding early sea turtle survival and behavior," said study co-author Kate Mansfield.

Because scientists didn't exactly know where turtles went or ended up, biologists came to refer to a sea turtle's adolescence as the "lost years." But new research proves young turtles aren't aimless drifters, but active swimmers.

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