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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Great Turtle Race

Conservation International and National Geographic have teamed to share online The Great Turtle Race: Starting 4/16/09!!

Follow the Leatherback Sea Turtles' 3,700 mile migration journey online @:

From the Great Turtle Race website:
"Eleven leatherback sea turtles are racing from foraging grounds in the frigid waters of Canada to nesting beaches on the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean. The turtles are tagged with state-of-the-art satellite tracking devices that allow us to follow their incredible 3,700-mile (6,000-kilometer) journey. Which turtle will reach the finishing line first? Which will dive the deepest or go the farthest afield?
The race begins on Thursday, April 16. Watch the turtles' progress on our race map—updated every day—and sign up for
daily race updates from Conservation International.Thank you to our sponsors and field partners for their support. (Will go live when info available). Learn more about the history of the Great Turtle Race.-->"
Also on The Great Turtle Race website:
  1. Sign up for daily turtle location updates! (Have your students map the turtles' journeys from these daily race updates).
  2. Watch a turtle-cam video.
  3. Get facts: info from the Leatherback Creature Feature.
  4. Learn about saving/protecting Leatherback and other Sea Turtles.
  5. Do a sea turtle jigsaw puzzle, and much more......

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