Where Do Newly Hatched Baby Sea Turtles Go?
Special satellite tags that track baby sea turtles show that some ride the North Atlantic Gyre while others float in the Sargasso Sea
By Helen Thompson
Photo: Jim Abernethy
The first few hours of a loggerhead sea turtle’s life are pretty exciting. After hatching in their beach nests, the baby turtles crawl clumsily into the Atlantic Ocean and swim out to sea.
But, what happens after these golf-ball-sized swimmers paddle off into the sunset?
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