April 16, 2007

The Great Turtle Race has started!

Posted in Biology, Education, Humor, Life, Media, Nature, Science at 1:22 pm by deadlikeme

colbertturtle.jpgLook out for The Great Turtle Race of 2007! It started today.

Eleven leatherback sea turtles, outfitted with satellite tags are being tracked from Costa Rica to their feeding grounds, the Galápagos Islands. This 750-mile swim event is expected to last around two weeks. The race was designed to raise more awareness for the endangered species.

Each turtle is sponsored by a different company (Yahoo! being one of them). Even Comedian Stephen Colbert has a turtle in the run, “Stephanie Colburtle”.

Visit the official site for more information and to vote for your favorite turtle.

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