This is a difficult question to answer because the label “sea turtle” applies to seven recognized species, many of which have different migration habits (in fact, migration habits can even differ between different populations of the same species). Some species of sea turtle nest and feed in the same general area, while others migrate great distances.
If you are looking for information on a specific species or population of sea turtle, the following link has a brief section on various sea turtle migration habits.
There are different species of seas turtles and each have a specific migration pattern or lack there of one. Here are some websites that describe specific migration patterns for specific species of sea turtles.
Sea turtles actually do not migrate annually like birds or butterflies, but rather right when they are born. Since sea turtles makes nests and lay eggs on beaches, the babies have to migrate back into the sea after hatching. Mother turtles will lay eggs several times in one year, then take a few years to rest before laying more, so it’s safe to say that there is a steady flow of migrating sea turtles year-round.
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