Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Great Turtle Race!

Are you watching?

For more than 100 million years, leatherback turtles have graced our oceans. At an astonishing eight feet long and up to 2,000 pounds, they journey between continents and dive to incredible depths. But in the last 10 years, 95% of the leatherbacks in the Pacific Ocean have vanished, victims of human pressures.

The Leatherback Trust, Tagging of Pacific Predators, Conservation International, Costa Rica?s Ministry of Environment and Energy, and Yahoo! invite you to join the Great Turtle Race. Follow 11 leatherback turtles on a two-week journey as they swim from their nesting sites on Playa Grande beach in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands.

Tag is rooting for Saphira (as sponsored by the Bullis Charter School). I adore both Genevive & Billie..... but I also love to root for the underdog. So today I'm putting my cheering power behind Drexelina, who has managed to get herself all turned around on the beach and is heading in the wrong direction. Send her the positive vibes, won't you? That way, she can get herself back on track and headed towards her home in the Galapagos Islands.


Tag said...

Awww..Poor Drex! We'll all send her some positive vibes to get her going in the right direction.

Saphira is still going to put on an epic come from behind sprint to the finish line. I BELIEVE in her!


sundaycynce said...

Not sure exactly how sending turtle vibes goes, but I'm giving it a try. "Get it together, Drex, a lot of us want you to make it--to the right place--safe along with the rest of your buds."

The Dung Beetle said...

I heard about this on The Colbert Report. Very interesting stuff.