Changing Seas – Sea Turtles: The Lost Years – Trailer

The lives of all sea turtles begin once their eggs are laid on the beach by nesting females. They are left alone to fend for themselves against predators, the environment, and human impacts. Researchers have long known that once these tiny sea turtles reach adulthood, they will mate and females will return to the same beaches where they first hatched. But the great mystery lies in those years in between. Where do juvenile sea turtles go once they reach the water? For decades this gap in knowledge was referred to as “the lost years.” Now, a team of researchers in Florida has found an innovative way to tag and track these tiny turtles in ways no one had thought possible.