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First Confirmed East-West Transpacific Movement of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Released in Baja California, Mexico
|Title:||First Confirmed East-West Transpacific Movement of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Released in Baja California, Mexico|
Nichols, Wallace J.
Seminoff, Jeffrey A.
|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.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 2, 1998|
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