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Scientists Learn A Lot From Globetrotting Sea Turtle


In September 2018, scientists in Canada and Colombia were sad. A female sea turtle they called Red Rockette had been found dead near Digby, Nova Scotia. Red Rockette was tagged in 2012. Ever since, scientists had been following her travels to and from the Canadian province and a Colombian beach where she came ashore each year to nest. Her satellite tag taught them about leatherback biology and behavior. Red Rockette was believed to be a about 20 years old when she died. Her shell was about 5 feet (1.5 m) long.

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