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Study tracks ocean path of baby turtles

The Stanford-affiliated Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) in Monterey, Calif. released research last week connecting a baby turtle’s chance at survival with the location of its birth. The study found that strong currents off the coast of Costa Rica are particularly successful at shepherding baby turtles to the safety of offshore waters. This information, coupled with the researchers’ look at turtle breeding grounds, may direct future conservation efforts.