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Pacific leatherbacks featured in San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle science writer David Perlman penned an excellent article about Pacific leatherbacks swimming off the California coast in the September 29, 2008, issue. David also wrote about these rare and fascinating giant sea animals in July during the Great Turtle Race when Stanford researcher George L. Shillinger published a long-awaited study on sea turtle tracks across the Pacific. The science writer also took interest in the resolution (AJR 62) to protect leatherbacks from longline fishing that STRP passed with the leadership of Assemblyman Mark Leno of San Francisco.

We may be biased, but we certainly could not agree more with David Perlman’s recent recognition by Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with the Distinguished Service Award.

Congratulations David on your award and thank you for the excellent scientific coverage of the Pacific leatherback sea turtle.