- Posted July 28, 2012 by
Vero Beach, Florida
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Tour de Turtles 2012
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Pearl is one of over a dozen sea turtles participating in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s 5th annual Tour de Turtles event. Sea turtles in various locations are fitted with transmitters, and in an effort to promote awareness about sea turtle conservation, “race” to swim a predetermined distance. Pearl was released on 07/28/2012 behind the Disney Vero Beach Resort.
The migration of all sea turtles participating in Tour de Turtles can be tracked at www.tourdeturtles.com. More information on Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC] can be found at www.conserveturtles.org.
I have been volunteering with STC for a few years, and my 8-year-old daughter is a member of their AdvoKids program, which promotes sea turtle conservation in the younger generation. STC’s conservation efforts are second to none, and I am thrilled to be involved with such a worthwhile organization.