For the next 14 days, follow 11 adult leatherback turtles on their epic journey from feeding areas off Nova Scotia, Canada across the vast Atlantic Ocean south to breeding areas throughout the Caribbean. The first turtle to cross the finish line and enters the Wider Caribbean wins! While some turtles might not cross the finish line before the end of the Race, we’re expecting them all to put on a great show!
Leatherbacks are prolific swimmers and divers, but have had some special coaching in preparation for the big Race from Olympic swimmers Amanda Beard, Janet Evans, Jason Lezak, Eric Shanteau, and Aaron Peirsol!
Along the way, the turtles will also be competing in swimming challenges to see who enters the coldest water, who dives the deepest and for the longest time, and who travels the greatest distance during the Race.
Stay tuned for daily Race updates to follow your favorite turtle’s progress, to hear from guest bloggers and to find out about cool leatherback-related information!
Let the Race begin!
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