Mr. Leatherback, Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA -- And they're away... the 2008 trans-Pacific marathon to the international dateline has begun! Saphira II out of Half Moon Bay, California has taken the lead, followed closely by Billie II. Jingjing and Beibei are close together in third place while the jumble near the jungle continues off the northwest coast of New Guinea. Mastodonia and Shelby bring up the rear. Shelby apparently hasn't had enough of those tasty jellyfish near the Oregon coast. View all the action of The Great Turtle Race II at greatturtlerace.com.