Great Turtle Race Mixes Competition, Conservation

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 16, 2009   View Article

Eleven leatherback sea turtles virtually splashed into the chilly waters off Canada’s Atlantic coast today to start a grueling, more-than-3,700-mile (6,000-kilometer) race to the Caribbean.

The competitors are taking part in the Great Turtle Race, essentially a sped-up online replay of the actual migration, which ended in March.

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