Turtle's Journey

Sea turtle logs 7,000 miles since release from aquarium

And you thought turtles were slow. A loggerhead sea turtle from the Newport Aquarium has swum more than seven-thousand miles across the Atlantic Ocean since his release in July.

An aquarium spokeswoman says the biologists joke that he's looking for the end of the tank. The turtle named Fisher has slowed its pace as it nears the coast of Africa. Fisher was captured from a nest on a North Carolina beach ten years ago and raised in an aquarium there. It came to the aquarium across the Ohio River from Cincinnati when it got too big.

Biologists gave it a radio transmitter and released it in hopes the turtle will breed in the wild. They say they're learning new things about behavior of the endangered species.

You can track Fisher's progress here.