Green sea turtles set marine animal migration record | Pacific Beat

Green sea turtles set marine animal migration record

Green sea turtles set marine animal migration record

Updated 28 July 2014, 8:42 AEST

Green sea turtles have swum the longest distance in marine animal migration, according to a new study.

A team of scientists from Australia, Britain and the US used satellite tracking to reveal that the turtle can travel up to four-thousand kilometres without stopping for food.

The study has raised questions about whether marine parks can protect wide-roaming species.

Presenter: Tom Maddocks

Speaker: Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Warrnambool

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