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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Sea turtles have no idea how to get where they are going, refuse to pull over for directions   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Diego Garcia, hawksbill turtles, Ocean, Chagos Archipelago, Reptile, Hawksbill turtle, Indian Ocean, turtles' routes  
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312 clicks; posted to STEM » on 17 May 2022 at 2:35 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-05-17 12:21:33 PM  
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2022-05-17 3:56:28 PM  
If you had nine days to get from Charlotte to Atlanta, you'd probably take the scenic route as well.
2022-05-17 7:42:19 PM  
those turtles are in search of
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when the research was posted 7 days ago I wrote
> Analysis by an international team of scientists has mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their nesting grounds in the Chagos Archipelago to foraging sites also in the Indian Ocean.

They're not lost. They are searching for the ancient continent of Lemuria where lemurs and humans first evolved. However it sunk beneath the waves ages ago and there is a British-American military base on Diego Garcia whose mission is to see that Lemuria stays sunk.
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The motto on the territory shield says In Tutela Nostra Limuria ("Limuria is in our trust")
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