BoatU.S. Magazine Photo Contest Deadline October 31
Send us your best shots of everything from weather to fishing, from
family to local color, from boat chores to glorious seascapes. The only
common denominator? Each photo must contain a boat, or be set on
a boat. Choose from four categories: scenic boating shots, lifestyles
(people in boats), action/watersports, and boating events (gatherings,
regattas, and so on). The winner of each category receives a $250
West Marine gift card. Please limit your entries to four per person.
Winners and runners-up will be featured in our February issue and
on our website. E-mail JPEG or TIFF entries (resolution 300 dpi) to
photocontest@BoatUS.com. Include a caption telling us where the
photo was taken, who’s in it (if it’s a close-up), type of camera, your
name, address, member number, and contact phone number. (If
you’d rather send entries by mail, include a note with your name,
phone number, e-mail, mailing address, and caption attached to
the back of each photo. Mail photos to BoatU.S. Magazine, 880
South Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304.)
Please Note! By submitting your photos to this contest,
you give BoatU.S. the right to edit and publish them. BoatU.S.
employees and their immediate families, and professional
photographers are not eligible. — The Editors
PHO TO BY BILLY BLACK
tles as females grow to 500-1,000 pounds and males to more than
2,000 pounds. They’re the only sea turtle without a hard-top shell;
instead a rubbery, tapered “shell” with prominent ridges give them
their name. They’re the most migratory of sea turtles, swimming
thousands of miles a year, crossing oceans to feed and lay eggs.
While they’re found around the globe in temperate waters, even
up to sub-Arctic waters, the Caribbean basin is one of their prime
nesting areas. The females lay hundreds of eggs every two to five
years and a small fraction of the hatchlings make it to adulthood.
Leatherback’s biggest threat is illegal hunting for their meat and
eggs, loss of beach habitat for nesting, and entanglement in fishing
gear. www.starclippersblog.com; www.stkittsturtles.com — E.D.