For more than 100 million years, leatherback turtles have graced our oceans.
At an astonishing eight feet long and up to 2,000 pounds, they journey between
continents and dive to incredible depths. But in the last 10 years, 95% of the leatherbacks
in the Pacific Ocean have vanished, victims of human pressures.
The Leatherback Trust, Tagging of Pacific Predators, Conservation International, Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and Energy, and Yahoo! invite you to join the Great Turtle Race. Follow 11 leatherback turtles on a two-week journey as they swim from their nesting sites on Playa Grande beach in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands.