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Field Study Exposes How Sea Turtle Hatchlings Use Their Flippers to Move Quickly on Sand

February 25, 2010

sea turtle Georgia Tech researchers conducted the first field study showing how endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings use their limbs to move quickly over a variety of terrains in order to reach the ocean. Full Story

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