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Loggerheads: The Epic Journey

Any mother could identify with the long struggle female Loggerhead turtles make to deliver their eggs. On an isolated island off the coast of Georgia, we capture the strength and beauty of that moment. The path of Loggerheads is often studied, but rarely seen up close. This unique encounter allows us to explore the true circle of life of one of Georgia's treasures, but the cyclical journey of Loggerheads faces many challenges. The species, Caretta caretta, are going extinct, and many local biologists are on a passionate quest to save them. Their valiant effort is a poignant reminder of the impact humans have on some of the most amazing creatures on earth.

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Music from this Episode

Title Artist Album Segment Description Help Support GPB!
Walk Not Alone Alex Wurman March of the Penguins Fake shells
Kitty's Theme Alexandre Desplat The Painted Veil Volunteers
The Egg Arrives Alex Wurman March of the Penguins Habitat loss
Going Home for the First Time Alex Wurman March of the Penguins End Titles
Deep Blue George Fenton Deep Blue Open Titles
The Choice Is Ours George Fenton Planet Earth Caretta caretta
River Predation George Fenton Planet Earth A long drive to the beach
The Mother's Second Journey Alex Wurman March of the Penguins Digging a nest
The Kelp Forest George Fenton Deep Blue Laying eggs
Life Near The Surface George Fenton Planet Earth Underwater
The Redwoods George Fenton Planet Earth Turtle dance
The Journey Of The Sun George Fenton Planet Earth Mark tags the turtle
The Convent Alexandre Desplat The Painted Veil Unearthing nests
First Steps Alex Wurman March of the Penguins Hatchlings
Arrival At the Sea Alex Wurman March of the Penguins North Atlantic Gyre / Magnetic fields
The Funeral Alexandre Desplat The Painted Veil Injured Lucy