Great Turtle Race Update

The Great Turtle Race ( came to a close on Wednesday, but closed on a very high note: a landmark event for science and for effective conservation.

Organized by Conservation International and National Geographic with field partner the Canadian Sea Turtle Network, the two-week online event has captured the attention of many thousands around the world. Urged on by an all-star lineup of Race supporters including Pearl Jam, R.E.M., the Red Hot Chili Peppers, RATATAT, U.S. Olympic swimmers, professional surfers, and marine conservationists, Race fans have enthusiastically followed the journey of 11 leatherback turtles from Canada to the Caribbean.

The first place trophy was claimed on Monday by Pearl Jam