Updates courtesy of Wallace J. Nichols (WiLDCOAST & the California Academy of Sciences).
Maps created by the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
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Comments: Yamilet traveled predictably and steadily to the west beyond the international dateline, a long way to go back to Japan. Yamilet’s track is very similar the track of Adelita, a loggerhead that was tracked by Wallace J. Nichols in 1996/97. This is particularly interesting as Adelita had been raised in captivity, while Yamilet is a “wild” turtle.
Funding for the Sea Turlte Tracking Education Program Provided by Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.