Deepest Diving Sea Turtle
January 20, 2011 by staff
Deepest Diving Sea Turtle, One of the cartoon characters the most memorable of all time. If your children have an interest in marine life, now you can tell them all about the leatherback turtle, the “turtle deep sea diving in the ocean.”
The Guardian reports that for the first time, scientists have taken trips taken by the leatherback turtles as they cross the Atlantic from Africa. In a study that lasted more than five years, researchers have discovered that two lutes women “was found in the waters off Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, while others remained near their home. According to The Guardian, “Their journey lasted for months and they have swum thousands of miles.” 7.000 miles to be exact. A lute dove 1080 meters during his trip.
Darwinia is the Sea Turtle Dive deep within a group of 25 female leatherback turtles tracked by scientists in a study lasting more than 5 years.
Each turtle was fitted with a single transmitter on his back, powered by four lithium batteries camera. This sent signals to a satellite whenever the creature approached the air on its journey across the ocean.
Some turtles swim a distance of more massive than 10,000 miles per year, which there across the Atlantic from Africa to the south coast of America and back.
Turtles of the study collected data; there were three network groups that have migrated in different ways. Some tours head to the coast of Africa, others are moving in our mid-Atlantic and another group that made the whole journey across the Atlantic to South America.
Travel maps turtles were released today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They hope it will be an important way to help conserve these rare creatures that have been decreasing in number in recent years. Turtles regularly get caught in fishing nets and end up drowning in a row.
Among the group of 25 female leatherback turtles tracked by scientists, Darwinia was the best diving in the sea turtle all. Scientists have developed a simple transmitter on the back of the turtle and followed over 5 years. The transmitter is powered by four lithium batteries camera.
The transmitter signal was sent to a satellite every time when the turtle came to a tune.
Some turtles traveled over 10,000 miles (16,000 km) each year.
The leatherback is the largest of all living turtles and reptiles fourth behind three modern crocodilians.
Leatherbacks are also the design of hydrodynamic body most of all sea turtles, with a teardrop body, great shape.
It is estimated that approximately 98% of leatherback turtles have disappeared from the Pacific Ocean over the past 40 years.
A leatherback turtle nesting sea is shown in an undated photo. Giant Pacific Leatherback Sea are on a fast track to extinction as commercial fishing and destruction by humans of their nesting beach threaten to destroy the 150 million years old species, scientists said April 23, 2002.
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