A long, long way from home!

Hawksbill turtle | Parks Australia

Hawksbill turtle | Parks Australia

A hawksbill turtle tagged in Cocos waters back in 2003 has been found in the Lindi district of Tanzania.

Hawksbill turtle | Parks Australia

Hawksbill turtle | Parks Australia

As we have now been informed, a local Tanzanian found the deceased turtle in a fishing net back in late 2008.

This is an incredible journey by a turtle, travelling over 6,100 kilometres. In fact, it is the longest recorded migration for a hawksbill turtle and the first ever trans-Indian Ocean crossing reported for any sea turtle species.

Trish, Pulu Keeling National Park

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