A project of Grupo Tortuguero Tracking Project.
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 1996-08-10 00:00:00
Release Location: Santa Rosaliita, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Last Location: 1997-08-13 20:19:46
Adelita was the first turtle ever tracked across an entire ocean basin using satellite telemtry...maybe even the first marine animal! Millions of kids shared her migration on the internet.
Her migration helped to prove that loggerheads born in Japan cross the Pacific and feed in California and Mexico, before migrating back home to nest in Japan.
She also reminds us that the oceans are connected and that we need to work together to protect sea turtles and their habitat.
For photos of the project.