May 13, 2021
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Young green turtles tracked to ‘lost years’ hideaway –

Green sea turtles venture into the open ocean immediately after hatching on the Florida coast, and then seem to vanish for a spell now, new tracking data shows that, after surfing the Gulf Stream northward, many turtles drop out of the current to enter the Sargasso Sea, an oasis of cozy seaweed and plentiful food.
In the new study, published Tuesday (May 4) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B
, scientists attached solar-powered satellite tags to 21 green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas)…

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