At a journey of 788 kilometers from 2 to 16 June, Sanjay, that weighs 53 kilograms, is the first specimen of a threatened species in directly connecting the two protected regions and demonstrate the connectivity that exists in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
The sea turtle was tracked during its journey through a satellite monitoring placed in its shell.
According to an analysis of the Program Sea Turtle Restoration (Pretroma) in Costa Rica, Sanjay is in a continuous moving toward an area of nesting beaches in Galápagos.
For the German Maike Heidemeyer, who perform genetic consultancies for Pretroma, “it’s exciting” to watch a turtle thatmigrates from the Cocos Island to Galapagos, but mostly because “preliminary genetic studies suggest a connection between the green sea turtle of Cocos and Galápagos. “