Saving the Ocean

Trinidad's Turtle Giants

Episode 8 | 25m 55s

After local leaders launched a crusade to end the slaughter of Trinidad’s thousand-pound leatherback turtles, the turtles were transformed from shark bait to tourist attraction. Now Trinidad’s beaches support 80 percent of the entire Caribbean’s leatherbacks and nearby villages make a great living catering to the visitors.

Aired: 01/03/13

Rating: NR

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