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Tracking endangered leatherback sea turtles by satellite, key habitats identified

20 / 03 / 2014, Biologynews.net

A leatherback turtle equipped with a satellite tag crawls off the tagging vessel, the F/V Sea Holly A first-of-its-kind satellite tagging study of migrating New England leatherback turtles in the North Atlantic offers a greatly improved understanding of their seasonal high-use habitats, diving activity and response to key ocean and environmental features in relation to their search behavior. Leatherbacks are considered endangered species in all the world's oceans.

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