Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Caption: A leatherback turtle equipped with a satellite tag crawls off the tagging vessel, the F/V Sea Holly, captained by Mark Leach off Cape Cod, Mass. UMass Amherst marine scientists follows 20 tagged leatherbacks using telemetry for a recent first-of-its-kind study.
Credit: UMass Amherst Large Pelagic Research Center
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