The Last Journey for the Leatherback? documents the incredible
life of the leatherbacks – the largest species of sea turtle -- which
can dive as deep as the whales and migrate across entire ocean basins.
Much of the story is told through interviews with leading marine
scientists, including Dr. Sylvia Earle, explorer-in-residence at the
National Geographic Society and named Time magazine's first "hero for
Scientists predict that the giant Pacific leatherback sea turtle, which
has survived unchanged for over 100 million years, could vanish in the
next 5 to 30 years, if current threats from wasteful industrial fishing
are not curtailed. The leatherback is the largest sea turtle, measuring
nine feet from head to tail with the largest ever recorded tipping the
scales at 2,000 lbs.
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The Last Journey for the Leatherback?
(Directed by Stanley M. Minasian in conjunction with Turtle Island Restoration
Network and the Center for Biological Diversity, Beta SP, 27:50 min.,