The winner in the Great Turtle Race 2009 Iron Turtle Competition is Cali, a leatherback turtle from Bullis Charter School in Palo Alto, California. The male leatherback turtle placed first and second in two deep diving events; with 148 dives longer than one hour, and five dives deeper than 800 m during the 14 . . . → Read More: Iron Turtle victory for Cali
Leatherback Sea Turtle. Image used with permission ©2009 Brian Skerry / National Geographic. It has been an unofficial Turtle Week here at Deep Sea News with all the excitement surrounding the Great Turtle Race! The winner has been announced and the race is over. Wait? Can’t get enough turtle? You got a fever and the . . . → Read More: Turtles Galore!
An article by Bryan Wallace for Deep Sea News. The deep-sea is as far removed from atmospheric oxygen as anyplace on Earth, but a select few air breathers are undeterred. (No, I’m not referring to intrepid deep-sea human researchers.) These extraordinary critters frequently venture into the deep-sea, despite their vital link to air the above . . . → Read More: Deep-diving adaptations of Leatherback turtles
Dr. Carl Safina is one of the great ocean communicators. But can he speak turtle? Here Carl is photographed coaching one the the Leatherback turtles in the Great Turtle Race, presumably giving directions to Caribbean nesting grounds. You can read daily updates on the race from Carl Safina, Olympic swim coach Rowdy Gaines, Sylvia . . . → Read More: TGIF: Carl Safina on the Great Turtle Race
Mr Leatherback has a MySpace page and a YouTube page. I love this guy. He’s on Facebook and Twitter. He’s been just about everywhere in a green pleather suit to save his species, and he’s got a website to prove it. We have a word for this kind of dedication… . . . → Read More: How far will a turtle go to save his species?