Turtle Tracker: Tour de Turtles: A Sea Turtle Migration Marathon

Started in 2008, the Tour de Turtles (TdT) is a fun, educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtle migration using satellite telemetry. Created by Sea Turtle Conservancy, with help from sponsors and partners, this event follows the marathon migration of sea turtles, representing different species, from their nesting beaches to their foraging grounds.

Sea Turtle Conservancy kicks off its seventh annual Tour de Turtles with a live sea turtle release on July 27 at the Barrier Island Center, located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida. The 2014 Tour de Turtles includes live turtle releases in Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis, and Florida.

This year, 12 individual sea turtles will be tracked for approximately three months as they leave their respective nesting beaches and race to complete a “turtle” marathon. The Tour de Turtles competitors will swim with the goal of being the first turtle to swim the furthest distance during the migration marathon. You can get involved by supporting a turtle to help raise awareness about their cause. While we may not know the outcome of the race, one thing is certain: saving sea turtles is a marathon, not a sprint!

Learn about the 2014 Tour de Turtles Events


Tour de Turtles Video
Results from previous Tour de Turtles

2013 Tour de Turtles Archive
2012 Tour de Turtles Archive
2011 Tour de Turtles Archive
2010 Tour de Turtles Archive
2009 Tour de Turtles Archive
2008 Tour de Turtles Archive