Loggerhead stay on straight and narrow path during Pacific cruise | Pacific Beat

Loggerhead stay on straight and narrow path during Pacific cruise

Loggerhead stay on straight and narrow path during Pacific cruise

Updated 15 August 2013, 11:09 AEST

A juvenile loggerhead turtle that was rescued in Tahiti has been making waves across the Pacific causing scientific excitement.

Two satellite transponders on the shell of Ariti the turtle have tracked her swimming in an almost straight line for over two months.

She's been tracked through the Cook Islands, past Niue, though Tonga clocking up 2160 kilometres and is now heading to feeding grounds around Fiji.

Ariti was nearly bashed to death in heavy Tahitian surf before she was rescued.

Dr. Cecile Gaspar is the Veterinary Surgeon from French Polynesian Environment Ministry's clinic that treated Ariti, says she was the first loggerhead turtle treated in their clinic.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Dr. Cecile Gaspar, Veterinary Surgeon, French Polynesian Environment Ministry Clinic "Te Mana o te Moana"

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