Friday, July 31, 2009

Tour de Turtles

The second annual Tour de Turtles: A Sea Turtle Migration Marathon, has begun. The actual race will begin after the last of 10 turtles is let go. Sea turtles are equipped with a satellite-transmitter so that they can be tracked. The marathon is to raise awareness about sea turtle conservation and to learn more about their migration patterns so that biologists know how best to protect the species. You can follow along to see which turtle travels 2,620 kilometers first, at .

A Loggerhead sea turtle named Bree Varda was released this morning at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge .

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