Turtle Race Took Place in US

04.08.2015

13 participants of an unusual marathon Tour de Turtles went to conquer the Atlantic in Florida. The event attracted nearly one thousand spectators.

All visitors can track the competition at tourdeturtles.org. satellite transmitters are fixed on tortoise shells. Thanks to them it's easy to find out how far each reptile has gone at any time. The name of the winner will be announced in 89 days. The main criterion is not speed, but distance.

Turtle Race Took Place in US

Races are held not only for fun: the data will help scientists to learn more about migration routes of various species of sea turtles.