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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Great Turtle Race


A group of researchers from the Leatherback Trust, who study leatherback sea turtles have tagged a bunch of turtles with satellite tags and organized the first Sea turtle race. The turtles migrate every year from Costa Rica to the Galapagos islands.
The researchers came up with the idea of a race to raise awareness of the severe plight of the leatherback sea turtle. Populations have been plummeting dramatically since the 80s. Each turtle is sponsored by a different corporation, and all can be tracked via the website.

Check it out: The Great Turtle Race

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