• Kyodo


Japan’s coastal regions are known to be major nesting sites for loggerhead sea turtles, but nobody knows for sure where baby turtles go after they hatch and how they eventually return to the archipelago to nest.

To clear up the mystery, researchers in Japan and the United States have jointly embarked on the first project to track the migration of young sea turtles across the Pacific, using a satellite and state-of-the-art transmitters attached to the turtles’ shells.

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