Where Do Sea Turtles Go During Their ‘Lost Years’?

16:38 minutes

Satellite trackers are helping marine biologists crack a decades-long mystery: Where do baby sea turtles spend their first years? The breakthrough came when Florida researchers discovered they could use nail acrylic to attach tracking devices to turtles’ growing shells.

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Kate Mansfield

Kate Mansfield is a marine biologist and assistant professor biology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.