Today April 19, is in its fourth day the "Great Turtle Race, an event originally intended as a source of information for scientific studies on the behavior of the turtle" Leatherback, a marine turtle species in danger of extinction. & Nb sp;; This species of sea turtle which is also known by other names such as Laud, and Cardon Leatherback is by far the largest species can grow to almost 2 meters long and weigh over 700 kg. and, together with other species such as Carey or Green, one of the world's most endangered, as always, for reasons attributable directly to us humans. There are many global projects and local levels to the study and conservation of this species, because their distribution is quite wide, so it is difficult for us in Latin America to come into contact with any of them as far as this species turtle both the Caribbean and Atlantic Basin and the Pacific are natural habitats. The best source of information on this beautiful and impressive species can be found on the page "Leatherback Trust" surely one of the international conservation organizations with greater experience in their field and precisely one of the organizers of this "event" to have her Based in Costa Rica, the starting point of this race. The idea of race is to perform a detailed survey of travel routes, feeding habits, dangers, etc.. turtles encountered during their migrations, in this particular case, from the beaches of Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands, using tracking devices placed on turtles. .