Released Turtle swims from Africa to Australia

Yoshi, the loggerhead turtle was brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center 20 years ago in South Africa. Some fisherman brought her in with an injured shell. Turtles live a long time, and after reaching maturity, they decided to release her off Africa with a satellite tracker. After swimming along the African coast for a year, she suddenly decided to make a 37,000 km journey across the Indian Ocean to Australia. Researchers speculate Yoshi was originally from that area and decided to head home to the breeding areas. After 20 years in captivity, the turtle suddenly remembered where home was.

Just keep swimming...

Full Story Here from ABC AU

(Yoshi in 1997)

 





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