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Sea Turtle Swims Into History

Migrates from Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos

Sanjay, a 117-pound male, Pacific green sea turtle made history when he swam from the protected water of Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Rica and crossed into the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador. Sanjay is the first sea turtle to corroborate preliminary genetic data suggesting many of the resident sea turtles at Cocos Island were born on the nesting beaches of the Galapagos Islands located 400 miles south.

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