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Natural nomads, leatherback turtles opt to stay in place
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits - traveling thousands of miles. Understanding this new behavior could assist scientists in helping boost the turtles' population and lift them from environmental peril. We've found these turtles - a supposed nomadic migrant - congregating in coastal waters, said Steve Morreale, senior research associate in the Department of Natural Resources. Having a long-term, resident population of densely congregated leatherback turtles - in coastal waters - that's really remarkable.
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