The Great Turtle Race
Monday, April 23, 2007
Today is Day 8 in The Great Turtle Race. Dr. James Spotila cheers on 11 female leatherback turtles who, equipped with satellite tags, are competing in a slow-speed race on their regular migration from Costa Rica to waters near the Galapagos Islands. And we find out why leatherbacks may face extinction after over 65 million years on Earth. Dr. James Spotila is the founder of The Leatherback Trust and a professor at Drexel University.