Voyage of the Lonely Turtle

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About the Voyage of the Lonely Turtle documentary

Presenter F. Murray Abraham Category AnimalEnvironmentNature Year 2007 Watch time 00:50:45

Voyage of the Lonely Turtle. A story of one loggerhead turtle which makes a 9000 mile journey across the vast ocean to nest solo. She travels solo but she will not be lone as there will hammer-head sharks, squid and other dangerous predators in her path which is why the loggerhead turtle has specially adapted to defend itself with a tough shell. The real problem however is navigating the massive Pacific ocean from the coast of Mexico to a small beach in Japan, an exact location where she came from as a hatchling. The film uses fantastic underwater photography to capture this journey as never seen before.

 

Loggerhead turtle facts:

  • Type: Reptile
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Average life span in the wild: More than 50 years
  • Size: 36 in (90 cm)
  • Weight: 253 lbs (115 kg)
  • Group name: Flotilla

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