Dutch turtle swims from Netherlands to Florida [VIDEO]

Dutch turtle swims from Netherlands to Florida [VIDEO]

This Dutch sea turtle has traveled more than many people do.

The endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle was found stranded on a beach in The Netherlands in 2008, thousands of miles from its usual sea habitat, returns to its native Florida. Now, the creature who got carried away by the Gulf Stream is slipping back into the waters off Sarasota.

Marine experts think the turtle — which normally swims, feeds and breeds in and around the Gulf of Mexico — got swept up in the powerful Gulf Stream and carried off to Europe.

Rescuers in The Netherlands named the creature Johnny — though it’s sex is unclear — and made sure the turtle received good care at the Rotterdam Zoo.

by MyFWC, on Flickr

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