Warming oceans force leatherback turtles on longer journeys to feed

Migration routes after nesting in French Guiana found extended as far as Nova Scotia and France, research shows Leatherback turtles are making exhausting journeys, in some cases nearly twice as long as usual, from nesting to feeding grounds, because of rising ocean temperatures and changing sea currents.After nesting, turtles must move to cooler waters to feed, but higher temperatures mean some are having to swim further to reach suitable areas, according to research from Greenpeace and the French Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, part of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Continue reading… … Read More

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