Going South and observing?

On a moonlit night at Ascension Island, a green sea turtle wade ashore after eight weeks of battling South Atlantic currents on a 1300 miles odyssey from Brazil.  The giant turtle lumbers to the stretch of beach where she was born, lays her eggs 3 feet deep in the sand, and a few hours later begins to paddle back to South America.

In two months, the hatchlings will feel the same biological urge to migrate, and they will start their own journey to Brazil.  Sometime between 8 and 35 years later, this new generation will return to Ascension, continuing a cycle that has existed for centuries.



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