Of the nearly 9,000 of you who entered to win the Ocean IQ Quiz grand prize drawing, the winner isâ€¦ (drum roll, please)
I spoke to Lori by phone yesterday and was thrilled to learn that she is passionate about ocean conservation -- particularly sea turtles.
The grand prize, an eco-vacation with SEE Turtles, happens to be a perfect fit. While she canâ€™t take any more time off this year, she said sheâ€™s excited to choose a trip in 2011, and is already eyeing the trip to Costa Rica.
On a trip to Hawaii last year, she saw her first sea turtle while snorkeling. â€śIt was incredible, I could hear him crunching, eating the algae off the rocks,â€ť she said. â€śHe turned and looked at me and kept right on eating. It was fascinating. I fell in love with them.â€ť