Category Archives: Endangered Species
Sea turtles make huge journeys across the Pacific, to and from egg-laying sites. Turtles laying eggs in Indonesia paddle (and use currents) all the way to California to forage for jellyfish, and leatherbacks from Costa Rica travel right down to the south Pacific.
Some researchers have been using GPS technology to track migrations to see if their route is the same each year:
There is even an annual event called The Great Turtle Race (this year is the second – The Olympiad!)
And, of course, there is a facebook group devoted to the race.
This is all organised by the leatherback trust.
This is some project.
Earlier this year, Ed Stafford and Luke Collyer from the UK started an epic journey – to walk the full length of the Amazon from the source in Peru to the mouth in Brazil. This has never been done before and will cover 4,000 miles and take about 18 months. Their aim is to raise money and awareness for a load of charities, as well as serving as a spotlight on issues related to environmental and social change in the Amazon region.
The team are posting regular videos of their progress to the website, which can also be found on GoogleVideo:
edited to correct Luke Collyer’s name.
This site is a great resource for short clips of hundreds of different species in the wild. Thanks to Philips78 from the TES Boards for the link. They are streamed videos – WMV, RealVideo or Qucktime – and you can download each one via a button below the video. Go and have a look – you could spend hours and all your bandwidth, so get comfortable.