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  • Who: Leatherback sea turtle

  • What: Longest reptile migration

  • Where: Not Applicable

The world’s largest living turtle, the leatherback sea turtle also holds the record for the longest migration of any reptile. Between 2006 and early 2008, a tagged leatherback was tracked by satellite as it made a 20,558 km (12,774 mi) journey from its nesting site on the beaches of Papua, Indonesia, to feeding grounds off the coast of the U.S. state of Oregon. The journey, to the other side of the planet, took the intrepid turtle 647 days to complete.


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