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Loggerhead turtle’s journey tracked 37,000km from Cape Town in South Africa to Australia

An 180 kilogram turtled named Yoshi has excited scientists, who tracked her remarkable journey halfway around the world after she was released from 20 years in captivity.

It’s believed the loggerhead turtle may be Australian, after she made a determined 37,000-kilometre swim across the Indian Ocean to a turtle nesting site on Western Australia’s Pilbara coastline.

Scientists, who began tracking her journey from Cape Town two years ago, believe Yoshi may have wanted to return to her original hatching site to breed and nest.

Sabrina Fossette, a research scientist from WA’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, said it was very exciting.

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SOURCE: ABC News