Just going for a quick swim…

Quick for a turtle. Slow for a human. Although, I personally wouldn’t much fancy your chances of a solo swim across the Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to Oregon, US. A Leatherback turtle, the world’s largest and one of the most endangered, was tracked via satellite as it made it’s epic journey. A Forrest Gump of the ocean, so he is! He set off four and a half years ago in the Summer of 2003, and kept on going. He (or she!) swam a total of 12,774 miles and sometimes went on dives 1 kilometre deep, until reaching a feast of jellyfish in the north western Pacific. Turtles don’t drink beer, but this one deserves a can of golden nectar.


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