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

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1998-04
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Resendiz, Antonio
Resendiz, Beatris
Nichols, Wallace J.
Seminoff, Jeffrey A.
Kamezaki, Naoki
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University of Hawaii Press
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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.
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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.
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