Monday, April 16, 2007

Sea Turtles rock!



"Scientists today fired the starting gun on a Great Turtle Race between 11 leatherback turtles making their way from Costa Rica's Pacific Coast to the Galapagos Islands.

The female turtles, which have just laid eggs on Costa Rica's Playa Grande beach, have been fitted with satellite tracking devices and their progress will be charted on a website, where visitors can select a favourite to support.

The two-week race is designed to raise awareness of the plight of the leatherback, which has seen its numbers dwindle due to egg poaching, the destruction of nesting beaches, fishing hazards and ocean pollution."

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1 comment:

Lanra kerrigan said...

My money is on Purple Lightning.....Yeah!!!!