turtle1In an effort to study the migration of turtles, scientists at the Phuket Marine Biology Centre are attaching to GPS tracking devices to two young turtles that are heading out into the Andaman sea.

Until now, turtles’ migration movements have remained largely a mystery, especially in their early years. It is believed that mature adult turtles can travel a range of thousands of kilometers, traveling as far as India, the Philippines or even Australia.

If this mission is successful, another 5 turtles will be equipped with GPS trackers as well. Meanwhile, those who are interested will be able to follow the tortes on the Aleenta’s web site.

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