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First Confirmed East-West Transpacific Movement of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Released in Baja California, Mexico

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Title: First Confirmed East-West Transpacific Movement of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Released in Baja California, Mexico
Authors: Resendiz, Antonio
Resendiz, Beatris
Nichols, Wallace J.
Seminoff, Jeffrey A.
Kamezaki, Naoki
Issue Date: Apr 1998
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Resendiz A, Resendiz B, Nichols WJ, Seminoff JA, Kamezaki N. 1998. First confirmed east-west transpacific movement of a loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, released in Baja California, Mexico. Pac Sci 52(2): 151-153.
Abstract: In July 1994 a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) was released
from the central Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula. Four hundred
and seventy-eight days later the turtle was found by a fisherman off the coast of
Kyushu, Japan. This represents a one-way transpacific migration of more than
10,000 km. This report is a reminder of the importance of international collaboration
in marine research and conservation.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1566
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 2, 1998



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